Gerhard Brandes:
Sculpture "Tree of Life" (1979), bronze
Gerhard Brandes:
Sculpture "Tree of Life" (1979), bronze

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ars mundi Exclusive Edition | limited, 49 copies | numbered | signature | foundry hallmark | certificate | bronze | chased | polished | patinated | size 26 x 22.5 x 15 cm (h/w/d) | weight approx. 6.5 kg

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Sculpture "Tree of Life" (1979), bronze
Gerhard Brandes: Sculpture "Tree of Life" (1979), bronze


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Sculpture "Tree of Life" (1979), bronze

The tree as a symbol of life - in addition to the large sculpture, Gerhard Brandes' oeuvre includes small sculptures such as this "Tree of Life" made of bronze - an object between fantasy and figuration and full of symbolism.

Sculpture in fine bronze, cast using the Lost-Wax-Process, chiselled by hand, polished and patinated. Taken directly from the original wax model. Limited edition of 49 copies, numbered, signed and hallmarked with the foundry stamp. With numbered certificate of authenticity and limitation. Size 26 x 22.5 x 15 cm (h/w/d). Weight approx. 6.5 kg. ars mundi Exclusive Edition.

About Gerhard Brandes


Gerhard Brandes, born in Frankfurt an der Oder, Germany, spent his youth in Berlin and began his academic training in Vienna. However, it was primarily Hamburg that influenced him: here, at the Landeskunstschule Hamburg, he continued his studies from 1945-1949 and met teachers such as Edwin Scharff and Gerhard Marcks, who helped shape his artistic thinking. Brandes remained loyal to Hamburg as a freelance sculptor and as a lecturer at the Fachhochschule für Gestaltung, and it was here that his artistic standing was first recognised.

His sculptures, some of them monumental, made of bronze, copper or concrete, can still be admired today at numerous schools, churches and other buildings, as well as in public places. Brandes created over 40 sculptures for the city of Hamburg alone. His small sculptures can be found geographically and widely scattered in numerous museums and private collections.