» Do Not Fly Too Close To The Sun——The Fall of Icarus

Icarus in Greek Mythology

This classic Greek mythology Icarus statue features one of Greek mythology’s most famous tragic figures. This sculpture tells the story of a father and son who try to escape from prison by flying. The hero of the story, Icarus, is the son of Daedalus, a master craftsman in ancient Greece. The Icarus sculpture is often seen as a symbol of arrogance and overconfidence. In sculptural culture, he is often presented in a burning or winged-off state. This type of sculpture looks shocking, but the beauty of decaying art could be deeply felt.

Do Not Fly Too Close To The Sun——The Fall of Icarus

Wings of Icarus

This work of Icarus is a mythological subject. In the Greek legend, Icarus and his father Daedalus were imprisoned by King Minos in the labyrinth built by Daedalus. Daedalus, as the builder, could not even get out of the labyrinth, but he thought of making wings out of feathers to fly out of the labyrinth, and Daedalus made two pairs of wings for himself and his son out of wax and feathers. But before trying to escape the island, he warned his son not to fly too close to the sun and not too close to the sea.

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The Fall of Icarus

Icarus did not heed his father’s warning, and he even flew closer and closer to the sun, when suddenly the heat from the sun melted the wax that held his feathers together. Immediately afterward, Icarus’ feathers fell one by one like snowflakes. Icarus kept flapping his “wings” to escape, but unfortunately, he had no feathers. In the end, he fell into the deep sea. These sculptures show several scenes of his fall, which look very tragic. It is sad and a bit frightening at the same time.

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The Symbolism of Icarus Sculpture

Icarus is a critical symbolic metaphor in Western civilization. On the one hand, the story of Icarus shows the serious consequences of his arrogance and excessive pride. In many cultures and arts, he is also depicted as a lesson against overconfidence. 

On the other hand, there is also the story of Icarus, who, after possessing his wings, resolved to approach the sun. Although his consequence was tragic, it was also his quest and effort for what he aspired to. Even though in this short life of his, he did not stop following and exploring the beautiful world. It gambled its life to accomplish its ideal without stopping at just itself. And Icarus also becomes an enduring symbol and presence through the form of sculpture art.

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Where Could You Buy This Classic Icarus Sculpture?

Icarus sculptures are usually cast in bronze, and in a series of Icarus sculptures, you could choose the shape and form you like as a simple decoration. If you are interested in this sculpture, YouFine is a professional bronze sculpture supplier, and we rank first in the industry for the quality and beauty of our cast bronze sculptures. It is worth mentioning that we are very advantageous in making bronze sculptures.

The Lost Wax Process

First of all, YouFine is very good at the bronze sculpture casting process, and our factory usually uses the lost wax method to cast bronze sculptures. This is a traditional technique of casting metal sculptures, which could restore the details of metal sculptures to the greatest extent and make the sculptures more perfect. In this method, we first carve out the mold, then melt the metal and pour it into the mold, and after the metal cools, the sculpture is removed from the mold. This completes the initial casting of the metal sculpture.

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Customized Service

YouFine is a professional supplier of bronze sculptures, and we feature a full customization service for our customers. For this bronze Icarus sculpture, we were able to produce sculptures in various forms during his fall. What’s more, whether it’s the size, shape, color, or material of the sculpture, YouFine could customize it for you. In addition, we have already made abundant sculptures of Greek mythological figures for our customers, so if you have a sculpture you like, you could also contact us for customization. YouFine would provide you with quality customization service.

Greek mythology Icarus statue -YouFine Sculpture

This bronze Icarus sculpture is suitable for home, garden, showroom, etc. The bronze sculpture produced by YouFine is of excellent quality and has great artistic value. Finally, please feel free to contact us for consultation, YouFine is looking forward to working with you.

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