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Bronze Statuary

Contrary to the popular image of associating Greek sculptures with white marble statues there were a lot of sculptures made of bronze in the ancient Greece.

  

Bronze was also first and foremost the medium of ancient weapons used by the Greeks and most other civilizations of their time. Its durability and strength coupled with a somewhat simple method of forging, made it superior for battle compared to the possible alternatives of stone, wood, tin, copper, or lead weapons.

 

These facts made bronze a valuable metal needed by leaders and city states to create armies.  Nonetheless, bronze had many other facets of use to which it was applied. But whenever there was a war, the need for bronze caused anything, include the art of statues, made of the metal to be melted down into swords, shields, spears, and other weapons of war. The lack of modern bronze statues today is the result of this past wartime meltdown process. As a medium, bronze proved more versatile than marble and actually contributed to the transition of Greek sculpture into the Classical Period. The ability of bronze to hold its shape - no matter how complex - allowed sculptors to more easily experiment with less rigid poses.

 

All bronze statues are hand made using a bronze casting technique that has been utilized since ancient times. According to this technique, the craftsman pours molten bronze into a kiln-fired sand mold. Once the mold is cooled it is removed; the fine details of the cast bronze piece are then carefully finished by hand. 

 

 

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