Relevant categories: Bronzes,Fountains and Garden
( Above Photo: Art Deco Bronze Cheetah Cat - Large Silver Plate Statue )
The Art Deco movement arose in the 1920s soon after the First World War, resulting in beautiful furniture and other art pieces, including bronzes. Art Deco artists sought departure from a particularly difficult decade with unique glamourous items.
Some of the artists created Art Deco Bronze cats, which came in many shapes and sizes. Bronze cats were part of a bigger part of sculptures produced in line with Art Deco aesthetics. They featured images of cats in different poses and served diverse purposes.
In some instances, a sculpture would feature two cats facing each other, create an unintended asymmetrical shape. Some of the cat images came from classic sculpture, with Art Deco elements, including curves, symmetry, and fine lines.
( Above Photo: Large Bronze Panther Statue Garden Cat Sculpture )
Art Deco bronze cats are perfect for decorating home interiors. You can acquire one and place it on a side table or pedestal inside your home. Be sure to choose a bronze cat that elicits the kind of impression you wish to exhibit.
Besides being decorative, Art Deco bronze cats are also highly functional. Some of the early ones were created to be created for use in libraries as book ends. These statues were created in pairs to sit on either end of a book shelf.
( Above Photo: Pair Bronze Lions Medici Cat Casting Landseer )
It can be easy to identify an art deco bronze cat if you know the features to look for. Of course, in line with developments during the Art Deco movement, the bronze cats will likely have curves, symmetry, and fine lines.
Symmetry: Sculptors achieved symmetry through the posture of the cat and the number of animals used. With a cat in the sitting posture, it was easier to create balance between the left and right sides. Plus, some sculptors created book end with two identical cats, creating symmetry.
Fine Lines: With bronze cats, it was easier for sculptors to display fine lines, especially by creating details such as tails, eyes, and ears. The sculptors went to great lengths to ensure that the sculptures looked as realistic as possible.
Curves: It would have been impossible for sculptors to finish their bronze cat projects without using curves. Regardless of the cat’s posture, curves are critical. Plus, tails, eyes, ears and other cat parts all require using curves.
( Above Photo: Silver Bronze Leopard Statue - Art Deco Cat Casting )
Several artists played a critical role in creating the best Art Deco bronze cats, many having specialized in animal figures. The following are some of the notable sculptors:
Louis Riche (France)
Rembrandt Bugatti (Italy)
Andre Vincent (France)
WHW Hagenauer (Austria)
Edouard M. Sandoz (France)
( Above Photo: Art Deco Bronze Cat Statue Cheetah Panther Casting )
From their name, it’s clear that bronze was the main material for creating these sculpture. However, the bronze wasn’t used alone. Sometimes, ormolu or artificial patina was used to give the sculptures a unique. Still, some bronzes were silver-plated. Once the sculptures were completed, they were mounted on marble pedestals, which made them easier to display.
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