Unlock the Allure: Gold Sculpture Collectibles That Captivate
Gold – the most malleable and ductile of metals – has been valued throughout history for its beauty and symbolism. It has been forged, chased, engraved, inlayed and cast into various shapes. It has also been gilded to enhance and embellish other materials.
Paintings incorporating gold paint or golden ground have long been favoured by artists. They connote sophistication, elegance and wealth.
Golden Framed Contemporary Abstract Art
Add a cool touch to your contemporary living space wall decor with this framed abstract art. This gilded wall canvas shows a deep green wave swirl that fades into black and white tones accentuated with gold tones. The Qua tang sep canvas is housed in a textured golden Chinese fir wood frame, and can be hung vertically or horizontally to suit your home decor style.
With gold shades adorning this abstract oil painting, it complements classic Scandinavian furniture and room design styles. It could also adorn an Art Deco or Loft style interior.
Give a unique gift for a loved one with this Golden Colored Santa Muerte Statue that celebrates the varied personifications of death across cultures. Made of cold cast resin, it is sure to delight any collector of these varied representations. The KudduCollections decorative piece also makes a fine addition to any collection of Barry Stein bronze sculptures. The cougar bronze sculpture measures 11 inches tall.
Gold Embellished Still Life Paintings
The still life paintings of the Dutch Golden Age are often cited as examples of commodity fetishism, but they also illuminate how these works articulate complex ideas about wealth, trade and power. Still-life paintings in particular were central to the development of European empires, a point that Julie Berger Hochstrasser made very clear in her 2007 book, Still Life and Trade in the Dutch Golden Age.
Throughout art history, gold has been used to embellish many types of artworks. For example, in thirteenth and fourteenth century Italy – the nascent Renaissance – painters like Giotto, Duccio, Fra Angelico and Cimabue incorporated generous amounts of gold leaf into their paintings. Gold was the pigment of choice for illuminating architectural settings, triptych panels and the halos of divine, saintly figures.
The Symbolist artist Gustav Klimt was infatuated with gold, and his obsession with the precious metal drove him to produce an astounding array of golden masterpieces. Whether the flying golden eagle or the stunning portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, these works reveal exceptional craftsmanship and attention to conceptual detail, in addition to their glistening aesthetic appeal.