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VALENTINI

WORKSHOP

"THE ART OF BRONZING"



valentini workshop






BURIN FOR BRONZE.






alberto valentini

ALBERTO
​VALENTINI



maurizio valentini
MAURIZIO
​VALENTINI



alessandro valentini

ALESSANDRO
​VALENTINI



bruno coppia
BRUNO
​COPPIA



stefania treni

STEFANIA
​TRENI




THE VALENTINI WORKSHOP IS THE FRUIT OF THREE GENERATIONS OF AUTHENTIC ARTISTS. FORTUNATO, THE GRANDFATHER, ALBERTO, UNCLE, MAURIZIO THE FATHER AND ALESSANDRO THE SON. STILL HERE TODAY IN ROME PRODUCING AND RESTORING BRONZE, AS WELL AS MAKING OBJECTS FOR DRAWING AND DESIGN, THEY OFFER RARE QUALITY ITEMS OF LUXURY. CLOCKS, WALL LIGHTS, VASES AND HUMAN AND ANIMAL PIECES, ALSO THE BRONZE IS USED IN DECORATIONS OF NEOCLASSICAL FURNITURE, LIKE HANDLES, KNOBS, SANITARY ACCESSORIES AND ALSO PLAQUES AND CRESTS. ITS VERSATILITY RENDERS IT EVEN COMPLICITY OF VERY FINE RELATIONS BETWEEN THE ANTIQUE BRONZE AND MARBLE, HAND POLISHED WOOD AND EVEN MOSAICS. THE WORKS OF THE VALENTINI WORKSHOP HAVE BEEN EXECUTED FOR IMPORTANT CLIENTS, ALSO WITH NEW TRENDS THEY HAVE ALSO PERFORMED JOBS FOR ITALIAN FASHION DESIGNERS WITH AN ALWAYS AD HOC RESULT. 






LOST WAX TECHNIQUE


donatello's david


​​THE HISTORY OF BRONZE CASTING IS AS OLD AS THE HISTORY OF MANKIND. IN FACT IT EVEN LENDS ITS NAMES TO AN AGE OF HUMAN HISTORY, THE BRONZE AGE. THERE ARE TWO WAYS OF CASTING DIRECT AND INDIRECT, IT IS CALLED LOST WAX BECAUSE IT IS MADE OF A MODEL OF WAX THAT WILL OVER TIME BECOME COVERED IN A STATE OF CASTING OR MOULD, IT ALL MUST BE FIRED AND THEN OF COURSE THE CLAY IS COOKED AND THE WAX IS LOST IN THE HEAT OF THE OVEN, TODAY THEY USE HEAT RESISTANT RUBBER IN PLACE OF CLAY. AFTER COOKING WE HAVE THE BRONZE CASTING AND POUR LIQUID BRONZE INSIDE THE MOULD. WE WAIT FOR THE BRONZE TO DRY AND THEN REMOVE THE MOULD. NOW THE BRONZED ITEM MUST BE CLEANED AND SMOOTH THE SURFACE, FILED AND POLISHED, TO INTEGRATE THE GAPS AND REMOVE DEFECTS IN THE CASTING WITH THE INSERTION OF PLUGS. IT DOES NOT STOP HERE. WE THEN MAKE THE FINISHING TOUCHES WITH THE BURIN AND CHISEL UNTIL ELIMINATING ALL OF THE DEFECTS. IN SOME CASES THE FINAL OPERATION IS PLATING OR GILDING. THAT OLDER WAY IS GILDING OF MERCURY WHICH WAS IN ESSENCE APPLYING A THIN LAYER OF MERCURY AND GOLD AMALGAMATE. THEN HEATING THE PIECE, THE MERCURY EVAPORATES, LEAVING THE GOLD DEPOSITED. THE BRONZE THAT WE KNOW IS AN ALLOY OF COPPER AND TIN. THEREFORE, THE PERCENTAGES AFFECT THE METHOD OF EXECUTION AND THE END PRODUCT. COPPER IS MALLEABLE AND WORKABLE WHEN COLD, BUT LESS FLUID WHEN MOLTEN. TIN INSTEAD IS FRAGILE AND LESS MALLEABLE BUT VERY FLUID BUT WHEN IT IS MOLTEN. THEREFORE THE GREATER PERCENTAGE OF TIN IN THE ALLOY, THE MORE FLUID AND LESS MALLEABLE IT IS. 
IN THE ROMAN AGE THE ALLOYS WERE ABUNDANT WITH TIN, AND REPRODUCED THE WAX MODEL FAITHFULLY, WITHOUT NEED FOR A COLD REWORK.
WE HAD THE OPPOSITE IN THE RENAISSANCE. THE PERCENTAGE OF TIN WAS LOW, FOR WHICH PRODUCED RESULTS OFTEN LESS FAITHFUL TO THE MODEL AND DEFECTIVE BECAUSE OF THE DIFFICULTY OF SLIDING IN THE ALLOY CAST. DO YOU KNOW HOW LONG IT TOOK LORENZO GHIBERTI FOR THE SMOOTHING OF THE BRONZE DOORS OF THE BAPTISTERY IN FLORENCE? BETWEEN 22 AND 23 YEARS! EACH DOOR ATTENDED BY AN ARRAY OF BRONZING ASSISTANTS. WHILE THE CLEANING OF PERSEUS BY CELLINI TOOK 5 YEARS. 
THE END RESULT WAS THAT OF JEWELLERY, WITH PROFILES SHARP AND DETAILED ENGRAVED VISUALLY.



lost wax technique

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lost wax technique

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