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‘La Declamation’, a terracotta sculpture

‘La Declamation’, a terracotta sculpture

By Henryk Kossowski (1851-1921).

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Description

A terracotta sculpture made by Henryk Kossowski (1851-1921) named “La Declamation”. This sculpture is made around 1900 in France.
Craftsmanship
Henryk Kossowski was born in 1851 and lived his life until 1921 in France. He was an artist with a penchant for female sculptures and busts. He incorporated the action of the moment into his sculptures by using fluid and eccentric lines. His busts radiate calmness and contentment.
Terracotta

Terracotta is a clay-based type of earthenware with several finishes possible. Sculpturing with terracotta is simpler, quicker and has lower material costs in comparison with bronze or silver. Besides that, the artist can knead and sculpt much more freely by using his fingers or a wide arrange of knives. Tiny details can easily be created in terracotta and with that much more realistic effect as well.

After sculpting, the work of art may be glazed to produce a certain colour or rich patina. The finished product is lighter than any other stonework. But for an outdoor purpose, more care is needed. Several layers of protective cover is required and a more complex procedure to let the work dry in a correct way to prevent cracking. The same as with other stonework is the maximum limit of stress a sculpture can handle on certain points. To prevent any damages, larger terracotta sculptures need extra structural support from within. Another problem, terracotta needs to be baked to get its strength. Very large works are difficult to fire, to encounter huge terracotta sculptures nowadays has become rare.

 

‘La Declamation’, a terracotta sculpture

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Additional information

SKU

2020A068

Availability

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Material

Terracotta

Weight

3.419 kg

Dimensions

17.5 x 17.5 x 60

Artist

Henryk Kossowski (1851-1921)

Title

‘La Declamation’

Style

Classical

Origin

France

Period

19th century

Signature

Hand-signed

Condition

Slight traces of wear and tear visible

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