'Leda and the Swan', medal

'Leda and the Swan', medal

'Leda and the Swan'
Medal (obverse view)
Robert Cook (born 1921)
Italy (Rome)
2000
Bronze, cast
Museum no. A.9-2001
Gift of the artist

Greek and Roman myths and legends are a frequent source of inspiration in medallic art. Here the handling of the figures reveals the artist's close observation of natural forms and his practice of working from life. He modelled the forms and  textures in wax and then had the medal cast by a foundry.

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