Unknown Nordic artist, Chariot of the Sun, c. 1400 BCE. Bronze, 60 cm. long. From “Bronze.”



Royal Academy of Arts

If you wanted to argue that the whole of art history could be told through one medium, and one show, I’d vote for the Royal Academy’s stunning “Bronze,” curated by David Ekserdjian and Cecilia Treves. Ancient bronzes from China and Indonesia, Benin bronzes from Nigeria, Roman and Greek works, masterpieces by artists from Ghiberti to Matisse, they were all here in this tremendously ambitious exhibition. A fascinating gallery devoted to processes, including lost wax casting and patinas, with short videos of different fabrication methods and objects that visitors were invited to touch, provided helpful information, and a hefty 300-page catalogue completed the experience... see the entire review in the print version of September’s Sculpture magazine.