LaunchPad: Silversmithing, Part 1—Sculpting in Wax

This video was created for LaunchPad, a program of digital interpretive materials that supplement the viewing of works of art on display in the Art Institute of Chicago’s galleries.
In this series of four videos, silversmith Ubaldo Vitali reveals the process of creating a reproduction of Hans Ludwig Kienle’s Rearing Horse and Rider, 1630. Here, Vitali sculpts the figures in scarlet colored wax.
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