"Ex Nihilo Bronze Sculpture Working Model 60 in"
Sculpture : Bronze
Size : 60x82.75 x10.75 in | 152x210 x27 cm
Edition : 2002MOTIVATED SELLERREDUCEDFAVORITE
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Condition Good - Displayed Outside
Provenance / HistoryEx Nihilo, Working Model (2002) Bronze. Dimensions: 60.5x 82.75 x 10.75 Clay executed 1973-1976. Bronze editioned in 2002. Edition Size: 8, Artists Proofs: 4, Collaborators Proofs: 2 Washington National Cathedral. Literature: Frederick Hart Sculptor, Brown, J. Carter, Wolfe, T. Hudson Hills Press 1994. Hart Changing Tides, by Michael Novak, Ex Nihilo Working Model is intermediate scale model for the final stone carving of Ex Nihilo The Creation Sculptures at Washington National Cathedral. Gallery Price $395,000.
Story / Additional InfoCompleted in 1982, Harts depiction of the birth of mankind is considered one of the most important commissions of religious sculpture in the 20th century. The tympanum above the central door features half-formed figures of men and women emerging from the void. Beneath stands the figure of Adam, his eyes not yet open and his body not fully freed from the surrounding stone. The north tympanum depicts the Creation of Day, and the south tympanum depicts the Creation of Night. Gallery Price $395k
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Frederick Hart - United States
Art Brokerage: Frederick Hart American Sculptor: b. 1943-1999. Artist and sculptor and stone cutter in the classical style, Frederick Hart was an apprentice at the National Cathedral in Washington DC and learned there about sculpting and stone cutting. Hart's big break came when he won a competition to design the facade of the National Cathedral, which incorporated his thirteen year masterpiece of the Creation, a 21 X 15 foot bas relief sculpture. His work was influenced by the teachings of Teilhard de Chardin and his book Divine Milieu. Hart created the figures in Ex Nihilo in a constant state of awakening and becoming. Hart also created "Three Soldiers" Vietnam Memorial, a figurative bronze to contrast with the abstraction of Maya Lin's work. The memorial is the most visited monument in Washington DC. Born in Atlanta, Georgia and raised in South Carolina. As a proponent of realism, he was made an honorary member of The American Society of Classical Realism Guild of Artists. Sculpting with light Hart went on to create a collection of works in cast acrylic which absorbed and soften light. These works often had ethereal inner figures and a prismatic shape to illuminate the subject. Art Brokerage is one of the largest secondary market dealers for Frederick Hart Sculpture both acrylic and bronze. We are experts and guarantee condition and authenticity. Listings wanted.