Heinrich Kirchner, Isaiah (detail), 1972. Bronze, Erlangen Burgberggarten, Germany.

Heinrich Kirchner (1902–84) was a German sculptor whose main body of work focused on man and nature in relation to the divine. He became well-known for creating playfully simplified human and animal sculptures. Kirchner used the lost-wax technique of bronze casting, in use since the third century B.C.E., which entails pouring molten metal into a mold that was created by a wax model. Once the mold is made, the wax is melted and drained, leaving the bronze sculpture. The work shown here depicts the prophet Isaiah, his eyes raised toward the heavens and one arm lifted to the sky. The work is on display at the Kirchner Sculpture Garden in Erlangen, Germany.

Heinrich Kirchner, Isaiah. Bronze, 1972. Burgberggarten, Erlangen, Germany.

Characteristic of a deity (a god or goddess).

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