Bronze sculpture details
A modern-day young couple; he is in jeans and a shirt, she is wrapped in a long dress. A study about love and, at the same time – in a sculptural tradition spanning millennia – a successful attempt to transfer to the present day the challenge of the depiction of folds perfected in the ancient world.
Edition in bronze, cast using the lost wax technique, chased and patinated by hand.
Leo Wirth’s work is formally realistic, even highly realistic. Down to the smallest details of fashion, his figures represent people we might see on the street today. At the same time, he has an infallible eye for the typical, even clichéd aspects of our everyday life and not least, a good portion of humour.