Wall Objects

The wall objects form the bridge between sculpture and painting. They can be hung on the wall like paintings but have a three-dimensional structure that projects into the room, just like sculptures. Wall objects have their predecessors in art history in the reliefs that already decorated the temples or sarcophagi of the ancient Greeks and Romans.

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Wall objects

Wall objects are a combination of sculpture and painting. They can be hung like paintings but catch the eye especially because of the sculpturally worked surface. It almost seems as if the pictorial motif of a wall sculpture is brought to life by the three-dimensional structure. Their extraordinary pictorial impression is a real eye-catcher in both private living rooms and business premises.

Wall sculptures originated from reliefs, which have been known in art history for thousands of years. Depending on the degree of the sublimity of the motif, a distinction is usually made between bas relief, half relief, high relief, and sunk relief. The Ancient Greeks and Romans already decorated temples, columns, and sarcophagi with those three-dimensional pictures. In some cases, they even used very valuable materials such as gold or ivory. In the following centuries, reliefs became particularly popular in sacred art and in the architecture of churches. Nowadays, they are rarely found in architectural art but mainly as a genre of their own in the visual arts. Any material that is used in traditional sculpture can be used for the production of wall sculptures. In addition to objects made of stone, wood, plastics or cast stone, metal wall decoration is very popular - whether made of bronze, iron or steel. In current contemporary art, relief work is often combined with other techniques such as collage, assemblage, or painting.

Classics and Modern Wall Decoration at ars mundi

Here at ars mundi, you will find a wide selection of wall objects to suit any room. The handmade museum replicas featuring centuries-old fossils are real eye-catchers. Not only are they decorative, but they also provide exciting and informative insights into the animal world of times gone by. Furthermore, you will find numerous depictions from early times and antiquity, such as the Roman mural relief "Faune and Bacchante" or the depiction of the "Three Musicians", which was found in the tomb of the Egyptian vizier Rechmire. In addition, reproductions of traditional and well-known motifs such as the wall sculpture "Madonna and Child" or the mural relief "Frederick the Great on Horseback" by Johann Gottfried Schadow are part of our selection. The works by contemporary artists include abstract metal wall decorations by C. Jeré as well as figurative and poetic objects by Klaus Börner. Among the works by current artists are some particularly striking pieces that are either unique pieces or limited editions of a small number of pieces. These include the work of the German light artist Albert Hien, which shows the lettering "NEVEREVER" with neon tubes, or Marion Eichmann's unusual replicas of chewing gum machines made of paper, wood, and glass.