The Bronze Lexicon of the Bronze Shop is an exclusive service that is provided for the visitors of the shop. For the interested visitor, we offer numerous additional information about the art of the brown metal that has existed since the Bronze Age. Our Bronze Lexicon is structured like any other ordinary reference guide, and like every good and reliable encyclopaedia, gives detailed and functional information as well as fitting pictures and products for a particular term. Take some time and browse through our compendium!
The oldest compendium known to today's scientists stems from the antiquity. The term lexicon has been first used by Photios I., a patriarch from Constantinople, in the 5th century. Nowadays, there are numerous lexicons about a vast array of topics. Yet, the use of the term lexicon is still not standardised. Even at the end of the 20th century, a unitary use for the term is lacking, and thus the word lexicon is also used as a synonym for dictionaries.
On these pages we do not only inform you about epochs, paintings, artists, artistic styles and art terms, but also about a lot of different materials that are connected to our bronze products and about the numerous ways in which bronze can be processed. Inform yourself about aluminium, ivory, fibre glass or marble. Or learn more about the lost wax technique, hollow casting or the creation of replicas. Do you want to know more about bronze? By clicking on the link you will get to know more details about this alloy of copper and tin. For example, according to the science of chemistry, bronze should be made of 60% copper. Even though zinc can also be used instead of tin, if one talks about art or the Bronze Age, they always refer to the alloy of tin and copper.
The epochs we describe in our lexicon, for example the antiquity, are precisely described and give you a great overview of the individual historical periods of the history of both humankind and art. Read up on Art Nouveau and its successor, Art Deco. Get to know more about the historic backgrounds of bronze casting or accompany the bronze statues on their way from the medieval period to modernity. On these pages, we have compiled vast amounts of information on the different topics of the fine arts for you. Here you can find articles related to the subject of bronze and its history.
The descriptions of our artists, for example Umberto Boccioni, Alberto Giacometti or Edgar Degas - just to name a few of the great artists, are so extensive that the reader gets a comprehensive insight into the world, the life and the work of the artist. Get to know more about Auguste Rodin and the scandal that made him famous. Find out how Henry Moore found his way to the field of abstract art. Or read about the extraordinary and unique style of Fernando Botero.
In the Bronze Lexicon of the Bronze Shop we have listed different materials such as wax, which plays an important role in the production of our bronze statues during the elaborate lost wax technique. The materials are described both in terms of their physical characteristics as well as in terms of their possible applications and areas of use. Read about the reason why clay is a great material to produce castings and sculptures. Or get to know more about alabaster, a material that was highly prized during the antiquity. Limestone is also a popular material in the arts. Here you can find out why that is the case.
Furthermore, we have also dedicated articles to various tools such as the chisel, which is also used during the lost wax technique or in the finishing work of the bronze statues. Rasps and files are also used in the manual post-processing of metals and wood. These topics also got their own articles in the lexicon. As you can see, we have gathered everything you need to know about bronze.
s there something else you want to know about bronze? If our lexicon cannot provide you with a satisfying answer to any of your questions, you are welcome to contact us. We will gladly answer your questions. Of course we will pay attention to data protection just like we do when you log in to our shop. Every inquiry is important to us and we will take the time to process your request.