Peter Hohberger:
Sculpture "Aglaea", bronze version
Peter Hohberger:
Sculpture "Aglaea", bronze version

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ars mundi Exclusive Edition | limited, 99 copies | numbered | signed | bronze | hand-patinated | -polished | size 34 x 18 x 23 cm (w/h/d) | weight approx. 5 kg

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Sculpture "Aglaea", bronze version
Peter Hohberger: Sculpture "Aglaea", bronze version

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Sculpture "Aglaea", bronze version

Hohberger's sculpture "Aglaea" combines the myth of the Graces, who, as Charites, were the goddesses of grace in Greek mythology. "Aglaea" (= "the shining") was the hot-blooded wife of Vulcanus. According to the Greek conception, the Graces give life its true pleasures. In their company, there is always joy, joking and cheerfulness. Accompanied by Venus, Bacchus and Apollo, they ensure that the beloved becomes truly charming to the lover, the wife to the husband - and thus symbolise the joys of love par excellence.

Limited Original Editions in two versions. Size 34 x 18 x 23 cm (h/w/d). Edition in precious bronze. Cast using the Lost-Wax-Process, finely patinated and polished by hand. Limited edition of 99 copies, numbered and signed. Weight approx. 5 kg. Exclusively at ars mundi.

About Peter Hohberger

Born in 1939, former actor, now sculptor and painter

The sculptor Peter Hohberger, born in Silesia on 12 November 1939, was already involved in drawing and modelling as a child. After a successful career as an actor, he has devoted himself to painting and the fine arts for many years. He sees himself quite consciously as a sculptor in the classical sense.

His basic aesthetic understanding is influenced by nature. The beauty of the human body is what fascinates him and which he translates into his nudes and portrait busts unaffected by modernisms. His role models are the masters of ancient Greece, Auguste Rodin and above all Arno Breker, who instructed him personally. He has learned from all of them, and not only in the accuracy with which he knows how to depict the beauty of the female body.

Hohberger says: "Art that enriches life and makes people happy outlasts any kind of so-called zeitgeist".