"The Sensuality" - Cleopatra or the Snake Lady Bronze Sculpture by Professor Arthur Bock available now at Sculpture Collector
aka Cleopatra or the Snake Lady
Dimensions . . 11.25"H - Base is 2.75" square - 8" at its widest (where her hands are)
by Arthur Bock
extremely rare Art Nouveau piece
Sold Out Edition
Circa 1910 (this piece was cast in the early 1900's) created/cast in Germany
Arthur Bock German (1875-1957)
Arthur Bock began his studies at the Royal Academy of Arts and School of Applied Arts in Leipzig and continued this 1894-1897 at the School of Applied Arts in Dresden continued. He then studied until 1900 at the Royal Academy in Berlin. From 1903, Bock was a professor of art in Hamburg. He also taught at the private school of painting of the artist and Lady Artist Gerda Koppel (1875-1941). Arthur Bock was a member of the Hamburg Arts Association from 1832 and was a friend of Oscar Troplowitz, a hamburger pharmaceutical entrepreneur and patron of the arts.
Community Exhibitions in Hamburg, Berlin, Munich and Leipzig from 1905 showed works of Bock. In Hamburg he created acclaimed works in the public space, so in 1909 "allegories of the Winds" at the St. Pauli Piers, 1911 "Diana with dogs" in the Hamburg city park, which in 1912 created "Justice" at the High Court and the allegorical sculptures for Brunnenananlage (only partially available) before the local courthouses on Sievekingplatz. 1914 was awarded Arthur Bock by the Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha the title of professor.
For the cemetery Ohlsdorf he produced more than 50 works (mostly was here his theme: "becoming, being, passing away") and in the main cemetery Altona 1925 monument to the fallen of the First World War. Also available on other cemeteries to tombs and monuments of Arthur Bock find, so in 1926 resulting tomb of the poet Otto Ernst at the cemetery in Gross-Flottbek or 1937, the monument on the Mennonite cemetery Hamburg-Altona. Tombs of Arthur Bock can also be found in cemeteries in Eisenach, Kassel, Bad Oldesloe, Cologne Melaten cemetery, the South Cemetery in Kiel or the cemetery Bois-de-Vaux in Lausanne.
Grave of Arthur Bock in Eisenach.
By its monumental, heroic acting style Bock was also during the time of National Socialism orders. He made a bronze bust of 1936 in an attack killed and declared a martyr Nazi functionary Wilhelm Gustloff. The house and studio of Bock was destroyed in 1943. Therefore neither works nor an archive are obtained. Bock died on 26 October 1957 in Ettlingen and was transferred on 22 November 1957 to Eisenach and buried in the New Cemetery.
Parts of this bio information were obtained from Wikipedia
This sculpture is in wonderful condition, very desirable and collectable - a SOLD OUT EDITION.
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