Bronze sculpture details
The typical clearly brought out, with a protruding middle body that radiates stability and warmth. Given a patina that takes up the reddish tone of weathered frescoes –- a reminiscence of archaic animal depictions. The artist comments on this: “The cow, the maternal animal, stands as a result of her static as a calming pole in the hustle and bustle of our times, conveying stillness and shelter.” Sometimes, though, people claim to sense a silent smile of derision for one’s own good nature and stolidity –- or even that the gentle animals are up to some mischief…
Edition in bronze, cast using the lost wax technique, chased and patinated by hand.
Hermann Schwahn was an extremely versatile artist who in his 50 years as a freelance artist has left an impressive selection of art behind. After studying at the Academy in Stuttgart, he settled in Göppingen Hohenstaufen.