Bronze sculpture details
Delicate horse sculptures, reminiscent in their form of the frescoes of the Italian Renaissance, those horses that resembled the Arabian thoroughbred and that the Etruscans had once introduced in Tuscany as riding and draft animals. They became famous at the horse races whose tradition is maintained to this day in some towns in Tuscany. The artist comments on this: "Horse and palio – the riding game in Siena on the Piazza del campo – are for me, again and again, experiences that are part of my stays in Italy. There, in the farmhouse in Tuscany, sculptures and drawings on this theme come into being.” Edition in 925 sterling silver, cast using the lost wax technique, chased and patinated by hand.
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.