Helle Bang

The Oldest Son (Edition 36)

38 000 SEK

"The Oldest Son"

From Walter Stenström's fairy tale "The Boy and the Troll or the Adventure" illustrated by John Bauer in 1915, Helle Bang has captured the iconic scene with the sorceress and her three sons longing for marriage with the beautiful princess. The story ends happily with the boy managing to save her with the help of a spell that blows away the trolls.

Since early childhood Helle Bang has been inspired by the beautiful mystery of nature. From the girl's childhood fascination around the Limfjord to the artist's eternal source of inspiration and creation. In nature there is both heaven and earth, energy and harmony.

This is where our contemporary artist finds her calling to create an enchanting tribute in bronze – a tribute to art, history, nature and the magical world of John Bauer. The sculptures are handcrafted from scratch in clay inspired by John Bauer's famous fairy tale world and cast in bronze in a unique edition of 36. After casting, the works are carefully polished and processed by the artist.

Galleri Melefors together with the artist Helle Bang donate SEK 1,000 per sold sculpture from the Bauer Collection Edition 36 for the benefit of Lisa Bauer & The Bauer Quartet and their work in setting John Bauer's artwork to music and song. For all sold works in the edition of 11 different works, the scholarship amounts to a total of SEK 396,000.

Technique: Bronze
Size: Height 19 cm
Edition: 36

John Bauer Edition 36 is a limited collection of 11 sculptures in edition 36 where Nos. 1-6 are offered as a complete collection with all 11 sculptures and from Nos. 7-36 individual works are offered.

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SKU: 38540

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Helle Bang föddes 1947 på Mors i Danmark. Ända sedan tidig barndom har hon inspirerats av naturens mysterium. Det var fascinationen över naturens skönhet som fick henne att skapa en hyllning till konsten, historien, naturen och John Bauers magiska värld. I hennes måleri kommer vi i kontakt med både himmel och jord, där naturen är den outgrundliga källan för att finna inspiration, energi och harmoni. Hennes fantastiska skulpturer med gracila skulpturala former är både moderna och tidlösa.