Bronze sculpture details
Waldemar Schröder has long been a great admirer of Edgar Degas, whom he appreciates as a painter, but especially as a sculptor. Already in 1997 he made it his mission to bring Degas’s famous to recreate wax figure from 1878 with your own hands; now he took up the subject again. It is in the strict do not feel a copy, but free from the artist in the studio hand shaped and shaped and at the same time a deep bow before the genius of the model, whose name also adorns the pedestal.
It is about the young Elevin Marie Genevieve van Goethem, who was also the model for one of Degas' paintings.
Edition in bronze, cast using the lost wax technique, chased and patinated by hand. Limited to 99 numbered and signed copies.
The sculptural talent of the native-born Russian Krasnoturinsk Waldemar Schröder was already visible in his childhood days: he was only 10 years old when he received his first award for a 20 cm high woodcarving ("Der Bär als Kontrabassist"). Schröder won a school competition in trade arts and crafts. So it is not surprising that his artistic life was extremely straightforward.