Friday, April 9, 2010

Row of Salvador Dali bronzes depicting Don Quixote. What is this technique called?

I saw these at the Shatford Library yesterday near the old printing press and the 1948 Intertype.

I've got questions for anyone who knows.

1. Are all of these made of bronze, do you suppose? What gives some their gold tone and others their silver tones? Does it have something to do with galvanization?
2. What is this technique called - in which the material is raised three-dimensionally? Are these called "bronze casts"? "bronze bas-reliefs"? "bronze wall hangings?"
3. Is the subject Don Quixote as I guessed?

Even if you don't know, educated guesses would be appreciated. I ask out of plain curiosity.

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