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Patina

A sculpture almost never maintains its original bronze colour, which is the natural surface of the metal; instead, almost always, what is known as ‘patina’ is used: this is not a surface colouring or painting, but rather it is the product of a controlled chemical reaction. Many different results can indeed be made by patination, as can be seen in these examples.

‘Violata Pax’ by Nall is a fine example of how to achieve different tonalities of patina on one work of art, working on the single parts with acids which produce completely different results: from the white of the feathers to the red of the blood and to the high polishing of the beak and eye.

 

  • Paul Suttman, ‘The Fantastic Virtue’, patinated bronze

  • Giovanni Marchi, craftsman, patinating Sandro Chia’s ‘Figure with Tear and Arrow’

  • Patina department: on the left, Daniele Celeri (patinator craftsman) while patinating a work by H.P. Schuman; on the right, Giuseppe Lucchesi (patinator craftsman) while patinating a hig-relief

  • Daniele Celeri while patinating Fernando Botero’s ‘Warrior’

  • Bruno Liberatore, ‘Celestial City and Terrestrial City’, bronze. The difficulty in this type of patina is how to evenly spread the green-light blue tonalities without ‘encroaching’ on the semi-polished metal areas

  • Bruno Liberatore, ‘Celestial City and Terrestrial City’, patinated bronze (detail)

  • Nall while retouching the patina around the dove’s eye

  • Detail of the dove’s head

  • Nall while retouching the patina around the dove’s eye

  • Nall, “Violata Pax”, patinated bronze. The work just completed in the Foundry

  • Nall, “Violata Pax”, patinated bronze. The work is shaown in front of the Pisa’s international airport.

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