TAKE A LOOK AT THE COPPER ART MUSEUM!

The Copper Art Museum is located in Clarkdale, Arizona. The town was built and founded in 1912 by Senator W. A. Clark “America’s Copper King” for the mass-production of industrial copper from 1915 to 1953, which was exported throughout the world. The museum’s collection is the “largest return of copper,” “back” to both Clarkdale and the “Copper State” and showcases what man created with the red-metal while it was away.

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The Arizona Copper Art Museum features exhibits of copper art and collections for study, which were made by coppersmiths, soldier artists and braziers; many of whom were masters in their trade. Artifacts displayed have an emphasis on American and European works-of-art from the 16th – 21st century. The affinities and history of copper is also featured and is very fascinating, bringing forth forgotten stories, legends and mysteries.

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The Arizona Copper Art Museum features what man created with the metal copper.  The museum in divided up into 7 major categories:

  • Information Room
  • Military Art Room
  • Art & Architecture Room
  • Religious Art Room
  • Kitchenware Collection
  • Drinkware Collection
  • Distillery & Winery

 

So, will be interesting to know about the background history of all these beautiful pieces, right?

Copper can be used for lots of products, even for furniture and roof coverings. Copper as a part of metal products can appreciate art too. Shanghai Metal Corporation which is based in China is one of the leading businesses in the manufacturing of metalworking industry. We can produce and export the best quality of copper and any other metal products and service. We prioritize the efficient of manufacturing and environmental sustainability.

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METAL MAGIC – FROM THE SCRAP HEAP TO MASTERPIECE

Metal is an extremely versatile medium for art and New Mexico artist Chris Turri has taken it to all new heights.

Not only are his pieces composed of metal, b he specifically uses old metal.

In his interview with KRQE News, he revealed that he sources metal from unconventional places such as old pipes, the side of streets and from old cars.

Chris’ work can be viewed on his personal site and in galleries.

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BE CREATIVE WITH ALUMINUM FOIL!

Aluminum foils mostly use for packaging, but few artist use aluminum foil to create their artworks like crafts, sculpts, and painting. We also can do simple drawing with aluminum foil and it’s not difficult! Want to be creative with aluminum foil? Check this out!

Do you have unused aluminum foil or aluminum scrap at home? Don’t throw it away! Let’s be creative and create amazing artworks with unused aluminum foil!

From aluminum foil you can make lots of artworks like painting and crafts. With this material, you can get a beautiful painting that looks like old tin ceiling tiles in the Victorian era, so vintage! You just need to prepare cardboard, pencil, thick glue, glue stick, aluminum foil, cotton swab, and black shoe polish. Don’t worry, it’s easy! Let’s get started J

First, draw your picture with your pencil on your cardboard. You can draw anything that you want!

Second, use thick glue to go over lines on your drawing and let it dry.

After the glue completely dry, use glue stick to attach the foil and wrap it over the front and to the back.

Press foil down around dry glue lines and use cotton swab up against the glue outlines once the foil is pressed down.

Draw patterns in all the space with pencil.

Last one, rub over the whole thing with black shoe polish, wait a few seconds and wipe off.

Taraaa! You’ve just made the Victorian style painting by your own! It’s really easy right?

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There’s a few artist that also use aluminum foil to create their artistic artworks. For instance, Kader Attia, European artist that lives in Paris. On 2007, he made amazing sculpture made from aluminum foil. He called his artwork “Ghost”, which illustrated about a group of Muslim women in prayer. He made their bodies as vacant shells, empty hoods devoid of personhood or spirit. “Ghost” made from unused aluminum foil and it simply questioning about modern ideologies in relation to individual identity.

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Another artist that also uses aluminum foil for his artworks is Tom Friedman. He’s an American sculptures artist that lives in Massachusetts. One of his interesting aluminum foil sculpture is a peeing figure from foil in 2012.

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One of artistic artworks made by aluminum foil also showed at Smithsonian American Art Museum. This artwork was made by James Hamptom in 1950-1964. This artwork called “The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nation’s Millennium General Assembly.

Is it amazing right how aluminum foil can be an artistic artwork? Especially you can also try it by yourself!

As a representative of the metal industry, Shanghai Metal is one of the leading businesses in the manufacturing of metalworking industry. We can produce and export the best quality of aluminum foil, other metal products, shipping containers, and service. We prioritize the efficient of manufacturing and environmental sustainability.

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THE FINE ART OF METAL

It looks incredible when you see an aluminum scrap turn into a piece of artwork. Who would have thought that a piece of copper that seems trashy can be a beautiful painting? This is the magic of metal art!

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Metal art defined as any art work that is made from the ‘ores of the earth’, like aluminum, copper, gold, bronze, tin, lead, silver, or iron. It can be in the form of painting, sculpture, jewelry, or any others art works that can be either decorative or useful. For example, cups that made from metal in the Early of Bronze Age. This metal cups is for drink containers and also accomplishing the decorative or art purpose.

Metal art include in the history of art. This was happened after the Stone Age or Neolithic era. The origin of most popular metal’s art work came from the European country, like Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Rome, and Greece. The metal art history was called the Metal Age, most of them was used the elements such as copper, bronze, and iron. Metal Age has few of different eras, among them are the Cooper Age, the Bronze Age, and the Iron Age.

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The Cooper Age or known as Chalcolithic is a transition between the Neolithic and the Bronze Age, it was included in the Bronze Age. The Bronze Age is an era that characterized by the use of bronze in many regions. It is the second principal period of the three-age Stone-Bronze-Iron system after Neolithic period. At this time, they made this ‘bronze art work’ as a trade tools. The Iron Age is the last period of the metal art’s history. It was happened after the Bronze Age and was discovered in Anatolia at 1200 BC. This Iron Age used iron or steel to make weapons, personal ornaments, pottery, and decorative designs.

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The metal art was popular in the ancient time and it’s also still last until now! It is a famous art in Europe, America, Asia, including China! The most popular metal art’s artist is Roland David Smith. He is an American Abstract Expressionist sculptor and painter. He is experts for creating large steel abstract geometric sculptures. Most of his artworks were displayed in the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, both outdoor and indoor. One of his indoor’s artwork is “Ancient Household”. This was made in 1945 and was made from bronze. Pittsburgh Landscape, one of his outdoor’s artwork was made in 1954 made by steel and also displayed in the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

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Chinese artist also use metal as his art works and the most popular Chinese metal art’s artist is Ai Weiwei. He is a Chinese contemporary artist and activist. He became one of the artistic consultants on the Beijing National Stadium for the 2008 Olympics. One of his popular metal’s artworks is “Straight”, was displayed at the 2013 Venice Art Biennale. It represents the tragic earthquake that hit Sichuan, China in 2008. The “Straight” made from 150 tons steel rebar that recovered from the schools which collapsed in Sichuan, China.

It is interesting how a scrap or trashy metal products can be beautiful artworks, right? Shanghai Metal Corporation as one of the representatives of the metal industry can help you actualize the beauty of metal art!

As a representative of the metal industry, Shanghai Metal Corporation is one of the leading businesses in the manufacturing of metal products in the global field. We can produce aluminum, stainless steel, copper, shipping containers and other metal products and service. We prioritize the efficient of manufacturing and environmental sustainability.

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SM(ART) RECYCLING : JAPANESE ARTIST TRANSFORMS ALUMINUM BEER CANS TO POP ART

How would you react if you knew someone who drinks beer, takes the aluminum cans then transforms it into art ?

Well this japanese artist, MACAON is the kind of person who does this kind of thing. From basic and used aluminum materials he imitates well known characters like Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story, Gundam robots, Pikachu and even a cool mask of Dark Vader !

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The fun thing about this artist is that most of his works are imitations of already famous characters which allows a wider understanding and appreciation from the public’s point of view. Although each of this figure doesn’t represent a deep meaning, the message that Macaon transmits, directly or indirectly, is to wake up the collective consciousness of recycling ; as the world consumes more, it is in our best interest to stop wasting basic materials and start thinking new strategies as to reusing them better. We live in world where beer cans can be transformed into your favorite cartoon, movie or animated character.

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Totoro figure by Macaon

As you can see, aluminum beer cans here are reused in a sophistic way and are not wasted. Without basic and flexible material like aluminum, consuming society like ours would have difficulties to satisfy our needs. Simple gestures like recycling aluminum cans can lead to a better future and that is what Macaon’s creativeness can influence to later generations.

It’s amazing how a common material like aluminum can have different types of uses. That is exactly what Shanghai Metal Corporation can provide you !

As representatives of the metal industry, Shanghai Metal Corporation is one of the leading businesses in the manufacturing of metal quality products in the global field. As a major producer of aluminum, stainless steel, copper, shipping containers and other metal products and service, we essentially are committed to the universal use that metal can offer by delivering overseas and promoting environmental sustainability.

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More Than a Radiator

The world of interior design is border-less and what is commonly considered a normal domestic heat exchanger can become a real piece of art. As you have certainly figured out, today we will talk about metal radiators: not common radiators but design radiators!

Here is a selection for you.

CIUSSAI (concept & design Stefano Ragaini e Giorgio Di Tullio) It is a long tube radiator. Depending on the customer’s needs and creativity, the uniqueness of this radiator is that it is “on the move” and for this reason it can take different forms.

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from yankodesign.com

SCALETTA (desing Elisa Giovannoni). This stair-radiator does not require a complex installation and can then be easily moved from a room to another.

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From leonardo.tv

CALORISFERO by Deltacalor. This radiator is made of wood and steel and its very particular design makes it more similar to a piece of art than a radiator.

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MIRROR (design Fabio Berti) No mistakes! What you see in the picture below is not a simple mirror but a mirror-radiator. It can be placed wherever it better fits the client’s needs: from the bathroom to the entrance hall for a last-minute check before leaving home.

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ARCHIBALD by Runtal and MONTE CARLO from Designer Radiators. Nothing better than towel warmer after a shower.  Even better if it is a design radiator.

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What about you? What design radiator do you like the most? Do not  forget that Shanghai Metal Corporation provides you with a great selection of metals such as aluminum, copper, steel and so on. Great quality and competitive prices are our guidelines in order to satisfy clients from all over the world. Visit our website to learn more about our business and products and do not hesitate to contact us.

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Metal : the new material for home design…

In today’s Article we will discover the trending  home design with a special material : Metal.

The Metal home design sector is booming. In fact, a lot of designers use steel in order to create spectacular  styles, beautiful gate or amazing stairs… Metal is becoming the new fashionable material for a modern look.

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Traditionally the basic use staircase in a house was to link one floor to another, but today it has become a real decoration tool. In fact, trendy stairs knows a genuine boom in the interior and exterior decoration of houses around the world.

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Different materials can be used in order to produce some stairs, such as steel, currently very trendy.

Also, with the structural properties of steel, producers are able to create very slim and elegant design and excellent quality while perfectly integrating to the style of the house.

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 Many optical illusions can be created with the material , making the decoration even more fascinating and interactive. (see picture)

Moreover, in the same way we can find a design in front door…

Example of Wrought Iron Entryway, by Artistic Iron Works, Las Vegas, NV
Example of Wrought Iron Entryway, by Artistic Iron Works, Las Vegas, NV / Photo from artisticiron.com

Example of Wrought Iron Entryway, by Artistic Iron Works, Las Vegas, NV 

Metal can also be used for the creation of entire houses. We have a perfect example with this house in Mexico city, Mexico, with a beautiful and amazing design.

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Photo on trendir.com

Are you interested by the design of this kind of house equipment ? If you are searching for material to build your “dream house” Feel free to visit Shanghai Metal Corporation, you can discover our wide selection of metals that can be used for various applications. Contact us any time for further information. We have English-speaking staff who will be more than glad to help you.

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