Our Lady of Lourdes
Every year, more than 2 million people make a pilgrimage to Lourdes in south-western France, attracted by the story of 14-year-old Bernadette Soubirous, to whom the Madonna appeared in 1858 and who witnessed the birth of the holy spring. The statue of the Madonna from the early 20th century is the focal point of the pilgrimage site.
Woodcarving artists from Val Gardena have hand-carved the Madonna with roses at her feet from maple wood, painted and partly gold-plated it. Height 29 cm.
A true-to-the-original reproduction of an artwork in the same size and with the best possible material and colour uniformity.
The mould is usually taken directly from the original so that the replication reproduces even the finest details. After casting the replication, using the most appropriate method, the surface is polished, patinated, gilded or painted according to the original.
A replication of ars mundi is a recognizable copy of the original.
A plastic work of sculptural art made of wood, stone, ivory, bronze or other metals.
While sculptures from wood, ivory or stone are made directly from the block of material, in bronze casting a working model is prepared at first. Usually, it is made of clay or other easily mouldable materials.
The prime time of sculpture after the Greek and Roman antiquity was the Renaissance. Impressionism gave a new impulse to the sculptural arts. Contemporary artists such as Jorg Immendorf, Andora, and Markus Lupertz also enriched sculptures with outstanding works.