This is an interesting bronze sculpture of a wild grizzly bear who has caught a fish in his mouth,datingfrom the last quarter of the20thcentury.
This figure is extremely lifelike and the craftsmanship and attention to detail are absolutely fantastic. Made by the classical lost wax, or cire perdue, process.
The bear is set upon an attractive marble base and bears a replica signature of Milo.
In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 12 x Width 20 x Depth 8 & Weight 1.7 kg
Dimensions in inches:
Height 5 inches x Width 8 inches x Depth 3 inches & Weight 3.7 lbs
Our reference: 02898
Lost Wax Method
sometimes called by the French name of cire perdue or the Latin, cera perduta is the process by which a bronze or brass is cast from an artists sculpture.
In industrial uses, the modern process is called investment casting. An ancient practice, the process today varies from foundry to foundry, but the steps which are usually used in casting small bronze sculptures in a modern bronze foundry are generally quite standardised.
Miloborn in Paris in 1939. Milo spent most of his childhood in Andalusia, Spain. Influenced by an artistic family background, he began sculpting at the age of seventeen. After apprenticing with several accomplished sculptors both in America and Spain, he began his own work focusing equally on steel and bronze.
Horses and other animals were a natural direction for his work to follow. Surrounded by horses as a child and witnessing the fighting bulls of Spain gave him an instinct for the inherent drama of these animals. Combining a special cement mixture with steel has allowed him the fluidity of metal with the timelessness of stone. This process enables him to capture the essence of the animal's nature.
The characteristic rough texture and movement of line make Milo work easily identifiable in both cement and bronze.
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