Hadrian is a cold-cast bronze and resin sculpture by Mark Mann. Hadrian was married to Vibia Sabina, however ancient sources make it clear that Hadrian formed a relationship with a young Greek male called Antinous. Homosexual relationships were not considered unusual in ancient Rome, but the intensity of Hadrian’s mourning of Antinous’ premature death was without precedent.
Cold-Casting is process of mixing metal powder with resin to create castings that give the appearance of solid metal. The metal cold-cast process (also known as bonded bronze) is faster and much less expensive, complicated and heavy when compared with the casting of molten metal (lost wax process) in a foundry.
Mark Mann creates statement ceramics, prints, wall coverings and upholstery fabrics which fuse art, craftsmanship and luxury to create interiors which tell stories.
Measurements: 24 x 38 cm
Medium: Cold-cast Bronze Sculpture