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Artemis (Heroic Female Torso – Maquette)

Artemis (Heroic Female Torso – Maquette)

Dimensions:  H 19″  W 5″

Bronze:  Edition of 12

Price: £7,000

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Description

A Heroic, Figurative, Torso Study of the Greek Goddess, Artemis

After completing a commission for a classically inspired, monumental, male torso, of the Greek god, Apollo, the Greek god of the sun, renowned for his physical beauty, it seemed only right to sculpt a companion female torso. Apollo’s twin sister, Artemis, was the obvious choice. I have sculpted her in a mirror image of her brother’s triumphant pose, and together they make a very impressive duo.

I started by sculpting this 1/4 scale maquette, to work out the finer points of Artemis’ form and pose, before stating work on the monumental sculpture. As you can see, I have sculpted her as a beautiful, lithe, athletic, young woman, as befits this strong, self sufficient, goddess. Artemis was the Greek goddess of the hunt, famed for her beauty, chastity and skill with a bow. She was also known as the goddess of the moon, so the cool white patina version of this bronze fits perfectly!