Apollo (Heroic Male Torso – Maquette)

Apollo (Heroic Torso – Maquette)

Dimensions:  H 20.5″  W 6″

Bronze:  Edition of 12

Price: £10,950

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Apollo. A Heroic, Figurative, Torso Study of the Greek God.

When I was asked if I would accept a commission to sculpt a classically inspired, monumental human torso of the Greek god Apollo, I jumped at the chance! I first sculpted this 1/4 scale maquette in wax, to work out the pose and anatomy before launching into the full-size clay sculpture. Using a live model, supplemented with hundreds of reference photos and measurements, I chose a classic warrior pose, sword arm raised, arching skywards, with a powerful twist to the body, to accentuate his powerful musculature. I was so pleased with the wax maquette that I decided to cast it into bronze as well as the finished monumental torso.

I thoroughly enjoyed sculpting Apollo, so much so, that it only seemed right that I should also sculpt his sister, Artemis, as a matching, classically inspired, female torso, in mirror image of her brother, again sculpting a maquette first.

Apollo and Artemis,  either as 1/4 scale maquettes, or life-size at well over six feet high, make an imposing pair!