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Bronze Statue - Ape with Skull/Philosophizing Monkey, Rheinhold

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"Bronze Statue - Ape with Skull/Philosophizing Monkey, Rheinhold"

Weight 2,5 kg

This sculpture is a homage to the "Ape with Skull" also known as “Philosophizing Monkey” by Wolfgang Hugo Rheinhold. The philosopher and sculptor Wolfgang Hugo Rheinhold has transformed the heated debate about the work of the British naturalist Charles Darwin in a three-dimensional art piece. The sculpture depicts a chimpanzee sitting on a pile of books and looking at a human skull. It was created in 1892 and is Rheinhold’s most famous work. The "Ape with Skull" was first shown in 1893 at the Great Berlin Art Exhibition. The monkey includes diverse allusions to Shakespeare's "Hamlet" and Rodin's "Thinker" as well as circulating Darwin cartoons. The sculpture is signed by Milo and mounted on a circular marble base.

 

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The bronze sculptures are made with the help of the lost-wax casting. The objects are done in hand-work. Strict quality instructions are very important for a high quality.


Wolfgang Hugo Rheinhold (1853-1900) was a German sculptor. Rheinhold produced a number of acclaimed works in a short period of life. These include the "Reading Monks" and a bust of the German socialist August Bebel. Rheinhold kept his Jewish heritage and worked in the German Jewish Federate Corporation. As a sign of resistance against anti-Semitism, he created the sculpture "The Fighter". His most famous work is the "Ape with Skull" on the left.


Height: 19 cm
Width: 12 cm
Depth: 12 cm
Weight: 2,5 kg
100% bronze

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