Cold Painted Bronze Sculpture of Icarus called Rising Day.
It’s a truly lovely period piece to grace any sideboard or table.
Weinman has designed the sculpture in 1915 as well figure for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco.
The winged male figure depicts a figure in Greek mythology, Icarus, son of Daedalus. Icarus is a symbol of human hubris.
Icarus and his father were held captive on the island of Crete. In order to free himself, Daedalus created for himself and his son pairs of wings from feathers and wax.
His father warned him never to fly too high or too low, otherwise the heat of the sun and the humidity of the sea would destroy the pair of wings.
But Icarus was cocky, flew higher and higher until the sun melt the wax and Icarus could fall into the sea.
The fatal crash is interpreted as a punishment of the gods for flying too near to the sun.
Beautiful and filigran details and decoration make this bronze to an absolutely must have for serious collectors !!!
Cold-painting was a technique popular during the art deco period, which started in the 1920s. Bronze figures, most of them made in Vienna, were covered with enamel paint. The result is a colorful figure or lamp.
Original made by: Adolph Alexander Weinman (1870-1953)
Height: 40.8 cm
Width: 27.1 cm
Depth: 12.6 cm
Weight: 3.4 Kg