Welcome to the ICAS VILAS ART BRONZE Collection
Learn about the art and artists whose work makes up the collection of Bronze Art. Search by artist or images, or follow our themes or exhibitions, to create your list to share. This website is regularly updated, therefore please do visit us soon.
Humanity has created artistic images of the world around him ever since the beginning of history. We began starting with the first smelting of metals, and sculptures have been part of man’s attempt to add beauty to his existence.
“Sculpture, a very noble art, is one that does not in the execution require the same supreme ingenuity as the art of painting, since in two most important and difficult particulars, in foreshortening and in light and shade… the painter has to invent a process, [whereas] sculpture is helped by nature“. Leonardo da Vinci
“So, in other words, how you respond to a sculpture, how a viewer sees the sculpture, is vital”. – Anthony Caro
” HORSES CARRY THE WISDOM OF HEALING IN THEIR HEARTS AND OFFER IT TO ANY HUMAN WHO POSSES THE HUMILITY TO LISTEN.”
The Story of Equestrian art JOHN W. MILLS British sculptor
GILL PARKER British Equestrian & Wildlife Sculptor
The earliest known “Lost-wax” casting takes us back to the ancient history of Egyptian Pharaohs, nearly 7,000 years ago. A process that involved hot metal poured into “investments” of fired clay that shaped with the help of wax that melted, or “lost.”
A gap in the bronze casting period brings us to between 4,000 and 3,000 B.C. when bronze was discovered again, probably by accident, using a metal that was harder than copper or tin.
Thus began the era known as the Bronze Age. Ancient “lost-wax” bronze castings have withstood the centuries, visually telling the tale of past cultures, their religions, and their social structures.
Chinese bronzes depicted ceremonial images; Indian and Egyptian castings symbolized deities; Africans cast images of nature, and the Greeks recreated the human form.
Many of these cultures have since grown obsolete, their religions have evolved, and societies have changed. The various processes and elements of the “lost-wax” refined themselves. Yet today, bronze casting is essentially the same as it was in 2,000 B.C. during the Akkadian period. Click HERE to request more info
BRONZE ART EXHIBITIONS
Our regular changing exhibitions showcasing the finest works by Internationally renowned British sculptor John W. Mills, with new emerging talented bronze artists. We value your comments and to help us stay in touch, please fill in our form below and subscribe to our newsletter.
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SCULPTOR TO THE NATION JOHN W. MILLS
The sensation of flight – expressing the movement of grace, athleticism, and style
For all private or corporate commission by our gallery artists, please contact Sunil Vilas call 01462 677455 or email: Sunil@vilasart.co.uk
SELECTED ARTISTS IN THE ICAS COLLECTION: