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ABBA was a pop music group formed in Sweden in 1972. The band consisted of Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Agnetha Faltskog. They topped the charts worldwide from the mid-1970s to the early 1980s. The name "ABBA" is an acronym formed from the first letters of each of the group members' given names (Agnetha, Björn, Benny, Anni-Frid), and the group took this name officially in late 1973. The group's name is officially trademarked with the first "B" reversed.

ABBA gained international popularity employing catchy song hooks, simple lyrics, and a Wall of Sound achieved by overdubbing the female singers' voices in multiple harmonies. As their popularity grew, they were sought after to tour Europe, Australia, and North America, drawing crowds of ardent fans, notably in Australia. Touring became a contentious issue, being particularly unpopular with Faltskog, but they continued to release studio albums to great commercial success. At the height of their popularity, however, both marriages of the band members failed, and the relationship changes were reflected in their music, as they produced more thoughtful lyrics with different compositions.

The lost-wax technique is the most common technique for creating bronze figures and sculptures. Though the exact process varies from foundry to foundry, the technique has been relatively standard since its first use in c. 3700 BCE. The artists begins with a model for which a mold is made. A soft material such as silicone is used for the inner mold, which must be malleable enough to produce an exact negative of the original object. The outermold is rigid, often made of plaster. Molten wax is then poured into the mold thinly coating its inner surfaces. After it has cooled the wax is removed from the mold and ‘chased’ – perfected to remove any flaws or evidence of casting – wax rods are added to form channels through which the molten bronze can flow and gas can escape. A rigid cast, again often plaster, is built around the wax mold and the entire object is fired in a kiln. This both solidifies the plaster and melts the wax which drips out of the mold through the channels. This leaves a prefect negative of the artist’s object into which the liquid bronze is poured.
After it is cooled, the casting is removed from its plaster mold, the bronze which formed in place of the wax rods is removed, and the surface is ‘chased’ once more, polished, and sealed. A well-cast bronze sculpture is weatherproof and extremely durable.


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