Maria-Luise Bodirsky:
3-piece sculpture "Family", bronze
Maria-Luise Bodirsky:
3-piece sculpture "Family", bronze

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limited, 99 copies | numbered | signed | bronze | chased | patinated | height 22 + 10 cm | weight 3,9 kg

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3-piece sculpture "Family", bronze
Maria-Luise Bodirsky: 3-piece sculpture "Family", bronze

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3-piece sculpture "Family", bronze

In Plato's Symposium, the comic poet Aristophanes explains love as follows: Humans were originally created with four arms, four legs and a head with two faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them into two separate parts, condemning them to spend their lives in search of their other halves.
Bodirsky interprets the "spherical man" as two upright human figures that, only when joined together, form one whole. Inside them, however, the deeper meaning of their community - the child - is sheltered and protected.

3-pcs bronze sculpture, cast using the Lost-Wax-Process, chiselled and patinated by hand. Limited to 99 numbered and signed copies. Height 22 cm (couple), height 10 cm (child). Weight 3,9 kg.

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Portrait of the artist Maria-Luise Bodirsky

About Maria-Luise Bodirsky

Born in 1952, sculptor and ceramist

It is the basic elements of earth, water, fire and air that the sculptor and ceramist Maria-Luise Bodirsky, born in 1952, combines in her sculptures and the working process. Clay is her elementary artistic means when capturing, tracing and depicting the inner and outer conditions of her figures.

Bodirsky draws inspiration for her archaic-looking figures from the early history of mankind such as Egyptian high culture, Greek mythology and the Old Testament, or from modern literature for example of Pablo Neruda.