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40 cm
16 in
id 133

King Charles II of Spain on Horseback

$ 995.00 | 16 in

(plus applicable taxes)

About "King Charles II of Spain on Horseback" artclone

This artclone, depicting King Charles II of Spain mounted on a rearing horse, is a fine example of Baroque sculpture characterized by dramatic movement and detail. As a work by Giacomo Serpotta, a renowned sculptor known for his stucco work and his contribution to the Baroque style in Sicily, this sculpture represents the cultural and artistic exchanges within Europe, as ideas and styles permeated through different regions.

The richness of the horse's hair is striking, the mane cascades with a lifelike fluidity, each strand seemingly in motion, imbuing the figure with a wild, natural grace. The musculature of the horse is rendered with equal skill, sculpted to convey not just the raw power of the animal but also the tension and effort involved in its rearing pose. The muscles ripple across the horse’s body, from the pronounced bulge of the hindquarters to the straining shoulders, all suggesting a coiled strength ready to be unleashed. There’s an intensity in the way the nostrils flare and the eyes are set, a fierce concentration that gives the impression of a creature fully alive. The expression on the king's face is solemn, the sculptor would have aimed to capture a sense of serene confidence, with Charles II's gaze possibly directed forward, aligned with the direction of his steed. The overall pose and expression of the king in the sculpture is designed to convey the idea of a ruler in control—not just of the powerful animal beneath him, but of his country and his destiny.

This artclone embodies the grandeur and pomp of the Baroque period and would be a perfect addition to any space, where the drama and motion captured in the sculpture would create an ambiance of classical elegance, reflecting the complexities of human endeavor—the glory and the tragedy intertwined in the figure of a monarch whose reign signaled the end of an era.
Made to order

Custom 3D printed in Italy by artficial™ in 5 days

Material

Plant-based PLA filament. Weather-resistant and durable

Dimensions, Weight

40 x 30 x 20 cm, 600 grams

16 x 12 x 8 in, 1.3 pounds

Delivery

Shipping from Italy
Estimated arrival

Returns

14-day return policy
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Packaging

100% eco friendly
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the artclone process

Digitization

Museums and Private Collections partner with Artficial to preserve their sculptural masterpieces in digital format. We employ state-of-the-art scanning techniques to capture every detail of the original sculpture.

Archival

The digital file is permanently stored in the Artvault, our secure and robust database which serves as a repository for the scans of the world's sculptural masterpieces. The Artvault safeguards the precious file and metadata, ensuring the longevity and accessibility of these invaluable cultural artifacts.

Sustainable Production

With the digitalclone securely in place, we proceed to the production stage. Using our advanced 3D printing technology, we craft licensed artclones that replicate the original sculptures with exceptional accuracy using our durable plant-based filament. This made-to-order solution prevents waste and delivers the finished artclone with low turnaround times.

Preservation

As a result of this patented process, the owner of the licensed artwork receives royalty payments from Artficial with each sale. This arrangement preserves and promotes the world's sculptural masterpieces and cultural heritage.

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