Bronze sculpture details
Here, like in Schlotter’s other animal sculptures, the portrayal is important, but also the study of form. That’s why his peacock stands on a branch, in order to create an almost abstract, extended arch out of the long, drooping peacock tail. All the same, Schlotter’s abstraction never goes too far: one immediately recognizes the animal’s majestic pride.
Edition in bronze, cast using the lost wax technique, chased and patinated by hand.
Gotthold Schlotter is one of the two sons from the art gifted sculptor Heinrich Schlotter, a friend of the famous author Arno Schmidt. He completed his sculptural apprenticeship under his fathers tutelage in Bargfeld, after which he visited the art trade school in Hildesheim.