Some amazing Bronze Sculptures from the past

One of the easiest and best materials for an artist to work with is Bronze. Bronze is an alloy, a mix of two metals, mainly Copper and a bit of Tin which makes it a beautiful material to work with for any artistic sculpture as it is so malleable and amenable to moulding work. The hot metal is poured into terracotta moulds or more modern moulds of thick heat resistant compound rubber and traditional plaster. In the past this plaster was coated over the subject after death of a person or with air holes if they were still alive so as to get a perfect likeness. This plaster was set then baked to hardness and the bronze poured in and allowed to cool. Animals were also popular subjects with the animals created to likeness within the plaster from the artist’s memory, sketches and skilled hand. Some wonderful new examples can …