Bronze and Brass Metal Artworks: Present And Ancient Day Use
Almost every ancient civilization made use of bronze and brass in crafting their artworks. Many are even dated back to 3500BC, the Sumerian Empire. The Egyptians could not have enough of the Bronze, and even Brass.
Bronze is known to be far harder than iron, and still possess an anticorrosive feature, meaning that rusting seen in iron can’t be seen in bronze. This has made it the run to metal when a sculpture or a statue is to be made. The Romans couldn’t get enough of the metal, as they used it in creating their war weapons. Many of the Ancient Roman weapons that exist in museums are made of bronze.
Not only is it strong, but it is also extremely durable; hence it can be cast easily to create very intricate delicate designs or to craft out large and magnificent creatures, with different styles, hues, as well as shapes.
Bronze is used more by artists and metal workers to craft out statues, metal ornaments, plates, sculptures, unique hardware, and even chalice.
When the work is done with Bronze, the finished product is usually dipped in a mixture of different kinds of acid. What is usually formed is bronze with a light veneer that can be worn off if it is not handled in the right way, or is hit by extreme weather conditions, and so on.
Some Bronze artworks available are:
Ancient Greece busts,
Statues, as well as
One can’t talk about ancient artworks and ignore the existence of brass art. Brass was found long years after bronze was discovered and used. It was said to be found around the period of 500BC. It is a yellow tinted metal that is capable of being polished until it has a great shine. It is known to tarnish easily, which means that it will need great polishing to ensure that it continuously look lustrous and shiny.
Craftsmen use a lacquer coat to have its shine protected. This lacquer had a way of ensuring it shined for a longer period, but it always tarnished.
Brass is known to be malleable and soft, hence can easily be rolled to form thin sheets. The designs that want it stamped, and etched on it can then be done. It is very easy to create forms and shapes with brass. Brass can be used as materials for jewelry, as well as metal ornaments before it is thickly or thinly coated by gold or silver.
Some brass art includes: