Crouching Man Sculpture by Paul Wayland Bartlett

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Crouching Man Sculpture by Paul Wayland Bartlett. Paul Wayland Bartlett (1865-1925), American Sculptor: Paul Bartlett was born in New Haven, Connecticut, as the son of a sculptor and art critic. As a child, his father took him to Paris where, at an early age, he learned how to model the animals in the zoo at the Jardin des Plantes from the famous Emmanuel Fremiet. His extraordinary talent was soon recognized at the young age of fifteen when a portrait of his grandmother was admitted to the Salon. Eight years later he was even invited to be a member of the jury of this prestigious annual exhibition.

His success did not go unnoticed at home either. He was invited to collaborate on the pediment of the New York Stock Exchange. This led to the very prestigious commission to create a sculpture for the pediment of the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. He designed "The Apotheosis of Democracy". The virile portraits of Columbus and Michelangelo at the Library of Congress are also his. These sculptures and "The Crouching Man" reveal how his brief collaboration with Rodin had a lasting effect on him. In Paris, where he continued to live, he designed the imposing equestrian statue of Lafayette on the Cours Albert Ler, a gift to the French Republic from American school children. Alongside all these monumental works, Bartlett continued to produce smaller bronzes, of which the insects and reptiles are the most remarkable. During his exceptionally productive life, Bartlett accrued more or less all the art prizes awarded in both America and France.

  • Size: 5.5"H x 3.75"W x 4.25"D
  • Weight: 2.6 lbs
  • Material: Resin with Bronze Patina
  • Made In: China

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History of Art Reproductions: As far as we know, the history of art reproductions takes us back to Imperial Rome where bronze and marble reproductions of Greek masterpieces served as decoration for lavish Roman Villas and Gardens. The art of casting is thousands of years old: Terracotta’s, Bronzes and ancient glass were cast from molds. Closer to our time in the mid 18th century coinciding with the search for new artistic styles which took inspiration from the roots of classic art (neoclassicism) and the discovery of Herculaneum in 1738 and Pompeii in 1748, archaeological reproductions reappeared all over Europe. As a result of French expeditions to Egypt during the nineteenth century, a casting facility was set up next to the Louvre Museum where many important archaeological pieces from ancient Egypt were reproduced. Following the example of the Louvre, other leading European museums began to reproduce some of the masterpieces in their collections thus initiating a trend that continues until today.

Art Reproduction Craftsmanship: For the making of art reproductions, masterpieces have been chosen from the best museums all over the world, The Louvre, The British Museum, The National Museum of Athens, The Egyptian Museum Cairo, The New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. We only use materials and techniques that can achieve the best quality in reproducing original works of art to obtain very fine pieces, up to the last detail. Our sculptures are cast in a variety of mediums: Bonded Stone, Polyresins, and Bronze. The finish of each reproduction, is always hand-made and showing craftsmanship and historical sense, is the work of an artisan. It is the task to present to the people of today the legacy of those ancient civilizations with all the beauty and mystery of our ancestors again in front of our eyes and at the reach of our hands. There is several steps that must be taken before a museum reproduction sculpture can be made. Most of our items are original artworks created by our sculptors, carved out of clay, stone, or wood. Once the original is carved, a mold is made, usually out of silicon. Crushed stone in a liquid resin medium is poured into a silicon mold where it solidifies into a hard stone that reproduces all the detail and texture of the original. All the finishes are done by hand. Many finishes include color detailing, a labor intensive process where colors are applied with small brushes by our skilled artisans.

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5.5"H x 3.75"W x 4.25"D
2.6 lbs
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