The Muse

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The Muse

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Michael Parkes

Dimensions50.8 × 48.3 × 25.4 cm / 20 x 19 x 10 inch




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Traditional Patina

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Michael Parkes Signing at Re-Art,Fine Art Printing

The Muse — is a sculpture of the American artist Michael Parkes and consists of a limited edition of 90 pieces. This beautiful bronze sculpture is available in Michael Parkes “Traditional Patina”.

The bronze sculptures of Michael Parkes are born in Florence where he collaborates with none other than Piero Bertelli who is one of the best professionals in this field in Italy. Michael Parkes uses the Lost Wax technique for creating models that are later cast in bronze. Instead of soft wax he uses hard wax so he can express the finest details. Which is visible in the wings of his angel sculptures for instance. His process always starts with sketching after which the model is made by hand. If the model is ready he creates a counter- mold which serves as the basis for the eventual bronze casting. The final bronze statue is refined and polished and fitted with various patinas which give it its color. Michael Parkes bronze sculptures are available in classic dark brown color called ” Patino Classico or Florentine Patina” or in the more colorful variant “Custom Patina”. With the more colorful patinas Parkes wants to show techniques that were used a lot in history but are not regularly seen anymore because they require tremendous skill and are very time consuming.

Michael Parkes says about The Muse: “The infinite universe is her playground, the stars are her home. As she flies the rarified space between the worlds and she thinks of him. Descending, she focuses the impressions of her journey so he might understand, Condensing her universal language into human thought. The artist sits at his easel looking out at the sea, lost in thought. She enters his room and gently touches his shoulder. For a moment he is overwhelmed by the immensity of a vision. Her gift leaves him transfixed. Then, as though it was too much to hold, the magnificent and subtle beauty of it slips away. He is left lost and confused. His brush drops to the floor. Later, she will try again. There is neither inspiration nor genius in her world, only loving patience.”

A purchase of a Michael Parkes sculpture is always a stable investment. It is an asset to any art collection.

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