To buy a bronze.

Buying bronze art is a very particular type of art patronage. It requires a mind which is not looking, necessarily, to be seduced by obvious colour. It requires an eye for the subtleties of form and composition, rather than for the more immediately available content given by a two dimensional picture made up of brushstrokes and lines, which can be seen all at a glance. The bronze art buyer is willing to work a little harder, maybe. Since, this is what is required when learning to love a piece of art which may look better from one angle, as opposed to from another. The lover of bronze sculpture must have an appreciation of, even reverence for, the medium itself. Because, unlike the mediums of paint and canvas or ink and paper, bronze is a material which demands respect and understanding from the viewer. The intricate story of casting a bronze sculpture is so deeply written into civilized history, both of the east and west, that it is impossible to ignore its status. Bronze art, more than any other art form, has been responsible for capturing and documenting the actions of society and individuals. And it has executed this task for both public and private consumption. It is, therefore, I believe, not too far flung to insist that the medium of portrayal becomes, in the case of bronze sculpture, part of the subject matter. The composition becomes part of the story.