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2009-08-25 11:52:54

U.S. scientists say they've classified the composition profiles of 62 modern sculptures in what may be a way to identify, date and authenticate sculptures. Researchers from Northwestern University and the Art Institute of Chicago said their accomplishment marks the first comprehensive survey of the alloy composition of a large number of cast bronze sculptures by major European artists from the first half of the 20th century. The sculptures studied, from the collections of the Art Institute of...

2009-07-30 10:43:10

Alloying elements in bronze sculptures give clues about artist, date, origin and authenticity.How do you tell when, where and how a Picasso or a Matisse sculpture was cast? Could bronze sculptures have their very own DNA? By linking data from the alloy composition of modern sculptures with parameters from art history, Dr. Marcus Young from Northwestern University together with collaborators from the Art Institute of Chicago, have classified the unique composition profiles of cast bronze...

2008-09-29 03:00:25

By Tode, Laura The works of art on the shelves around the furnace room at Billings Bronze look like soft, sugar-coated marshmallow ghosts, hardly the regal sculptures their artists intended. It's taken weeks to get to this stage, the pouring room, where the plaster and sand casts wait to be filled with molten bronze. The forms will start to take shape here, but the sculptures are still a long way from finished. "When people see a bronze, they really don't appreciate and understand all...

2008-08-09 03:00:22

We have no clue regarding the history, age or genre of these two peasant figures. Can you identify them? - Butrcup A: We assume the figures are fairly large - at least 18 to 24 inches tall - and will base our valuation upon that supposition. (We ask readers to send objects' exact dimensions so we can provide a more complete answer.) This pair was made from a silvery-gray metal that is rather soft and easily cast. It's primarily zinc alloyed with small amounts of one or more other...

2008-07-09 21:00:25

By HELAINE FENDELMAN and JOE ROSSON, SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE Q. We have no clue regarding the history, age or genre of these two peasant figures. Are you able to help us identify them? We assume the figures are fairly large at least 18 to 24 inches tall and will base our valuation upon that supposition. (We ask readers to send objects' exact dimensions so we can provide a more complete and accurate answer.) This pair were made from a silvery-gray metal that is rather soft and...

2005-12-18 09:39:59

LONDON (Reuters) - British police fear thieves who hoisted a massive Henry Moore sculpture onto a flatbed truck with a crane may try to sell the piece for scrap for a fraction of its real value -- about 3 million pounds ($5.30 million). The two ton, 3.5 meter long (11 ft 5.8 in) sculpture, "A Reclining Figure," was stolen from the Henry Moore Foundation in Hertfordshire, north of London, on Thursday by three men, a theft recorded on CCTV. Police said on Sunday they had recovered the...


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