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How Celebrity Wax Figures Were Born?
- Nov 26, 2017 -

From an artistic point of view, wax sculpture is the product of the combination of traditional portrait art and modern super realism sculpture art. Wax figure originated in France and then passed to england. The British and French wax museum has a history of more than 200 years." It takes four to six months to make a wax figure. 200 years of chemical formula strictly confidential.

The 50 statues of the wax museum in Wuhan are all flown by london. Wax is synthesized from two types, one of which is Japanese wax.

The earliest form of wax was Madame Tussauds's hand. At first, she worked as a housekeeper in a wax plastic physicist, Curtis, during which Curtis taught her the process of wax molding. Madame Tussauds waxwork is the first for the French writer Voltaire, during the French Revolution, looking for her decapitated head in many of the bodies of the victims in the heap, making mask for them.

The highest content of science and technology in the wax museum is from the clay sculpture to the wax sculpture, which is coordinated by dozens of experts, and can be completed through more than ten closely connected processes. And the material of making wax figures is very exquisite, and its chemical formula is strictly confidential.

Celebrity selection needs to be close to the psychology of local residents

For the selection of characters, wax museum has its own system. Usually before the wax museum settled in a city, it will do a preliminary market survey, according to entertainment celebrities, sports stars, political celebrities, scientific celebrities and business elite and other parts of the investigation to do interviews.

The wax museum took nearly a year in celebrity survey and selection.

The wax museum invites survey companies to screen celebrity candidates from various industries, and then surveys the celebrities' popularity, fashion, attention and preferences in the public through questionnaires, group discussions, and telephone interviews. And for a while, which celebrity suddenly became hot and moved out of other venues for a tour.

For example, Li Na was deeply loved by the people of Wuhan, the wax museum specially made a statue of Li Na, and the choice of action, will be repeated comparison, choose the most representative action.

The most difficult thing to do is to imitate celebrities

Wax sculpture is the 8 steps of body, sculpture, color, through the advanced process of the body model, hair and eye color, and even skin texture re engraved.

The statue will make division of "celebrity" head first with clay, then apply a plaster mold of the head, as long as the plaster is poured into the hot wax, plaster mold is removed after cooling, the wax prototype stereotypes head on, the same method can also make your hands and feet, the trunk also need the initial production of metal the support frame, the latter replaced by fiberglass.

After the completion of the skull, it will enter a more complex process, the eye, hair and skin coloring is extremely meticulous work. Eyes with a glassy plastic instead of this will appear bright, the radial lines within the pupil made of hand-painted with watercolors, even whites in the blood vessel is the young red thread to make.

Teeth are more advanced, just to make a pair of dentures for celebrities, and celebrity hair is looking for real hair, to show the realistic effect.

In spite of this, there are still some wax figures not like real people. The clearer the figure, the more realistic the wax figure, which is why the wax figure of the foreigner is more like that of the chinese. A wax statue requires an average of 20 artists to spend 5 months in the production process.

Hongkong Madame Tussaud's exhibition star

Foreign star: Charles Spencer Chaplin, Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Elizabeth Tel, Audrey Hepburn, Lindsay Lohan, Marilyn Monroe, Judy foster, Pearce Bresnan, Angelina Julie, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Madonna Beyonce, Hill Anthony, Benny, Hopki, Luciano Pavarotti Naomi, Campbell, Robert, Pattinson, Bae Yong Jun, Whitney, Houston, Michael, Jackson

Sports superstars: Li Lishan, Liu Xiang, Yao Ming, tiger Woods, David Beckham, Ronaldinho, C Ronaldo, Lin Dan, Ali

Chinese superstar: Bruce Lee, Anita Mui, Leslie Cheung, Michelle Yeoh, Andy Lau, TWINS, Miriam Yeung, Jay Chou, Lin Chiling, Kelly Chan, Aaron Kwok, Connie Chan, Ethan Ruan, Li Bingbing, dawn, Huang Xiaoming, Jerry Yan, Janice M. Vidal, Donnie Yen, Joe Chen, Xia Zitong

Political figures: Sun Zhongshan, Mao Zedong, George, Walker Bush, Barack Obama, William Jefferson Clinton, Princess Diana, Elizabeth II, Zhou Enlai, Jiang Zemin, Hu Jintao, Deng Xiaoping, Wen Jiabao, Donald Tsang, Li Guangyao, Winston Churchill, Mahatma Gandhi, Hitler, Mao Yoshida, Duke of Edinburgh, Nelson Rowley Mandela, Hera Hera Mikhail, Sergeyevich, Gorbachev, Hossain, Prince William, Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Henry viii,

Celebrities in science and culture: Madame Tussauds, Pablo Picasso, Wolfgang Amadeu Mozart, Rembrandt, Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, William Shakespeare.