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“Bronze in Greece, symbol of beauty and art”

Bronze is an alloy of copper and tin very popular in Antiquity for the manufacture of statues and objects of art. In Greece and Crete, bronze was used to create iconic works of art, such as the statue of Athena Parthenos in Athens or the Bull of Knossos in Crete. But how to choose a beautiful bronze object, how to maintain it, and what are its uses?

How to choose a beautiful bronze object?

To choose a beautiful bronze object, it is important to check the quality of the alloy and the fineness of the details of the piece. The quality of the alloy is essential because poor quality bronze can oxidize more quickly and deteriorate over time. The details of the piece must be precise and finely crafted to reflect the artist’s expertise.

How to maintain bronze?

Maintaining bronze is relatively simple. To clean a bronze piece, simply rub it with a soft cloth dampened with a mixture of water and mild soap. It is important to avoid abrasive cleaners that can scratch the surface of the part. To avoid corrosion and discoloration, it is recommended to varnish the part with a special varnish for metals.

What are the uses of bronze?

Bronze has been used to create many works of art, from monumental statues to small decorative objects. In addition to its beauty, bronze is also a very durable material that can withstand the elements and impacts. It was therefore used to create weapons, tools, kitchen utensils and coins.

Bronze in Greece and Crete is a symbol of beauty and art. To choose a beautiful bronze piece, it is important to check the quality of the alloy and the fineness of the details. To maintain a bronze piece, simply clean it regularly and varnish it with a special varnish for metals. The uses of bronze are numerous, ranging from works of art to utilitarian objects.

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