2016 $20 Geometry in Art: Polar Bear - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932069671

RCM Number:
148062
Country: Canada
Year: 2016

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Description

Lines, shapes, patterns and dimension: these fundamental concepts are at the heart of geometry, art and design, forming an indisputable common bond between mathematical and artistic realms. As digital artists seek to recreate the physical world through dimensional images, modelling techniques based on geometric shapes spawned an innovative new visual style: low poly art. This eye-catching five-coin series utilizes this art style to present a contemporary and highly artistic interpretation of CanadaÕs most famous icons, continuing with the polar bear.

The reverse design by Canadian artist Calder Moore features a stylized portrait of the ÒKing of the ArcticÓ and beloved representative of CanadaÕs North, the mighty polar bear (Ursus maritimus). Geometry, technology and art intersect as the entirety of the image is presented in a low poly art style; multiple polygon shapes come together to form a mother bear (left) and her cub (right), with each shape made distinct from the other through extraordinary sculpting, cutting-edge technology and advanced finishing techniques. Together, they form a touching scene of this iconic species as a mother bear introduces her cub to CanadaÕs Arctic waters; gracefully swimming out, the mother turns to face her young as he gingerly attempts his first few strokes. The hard edges that are characteristic of this style lend themselves beautifully to recreating the Arctic ice above and below the waterÕs surface; yet, it is the application of rich, vibrant colours that brings a dynamic quality to the overall design, infusing it with depth and dimension through different shades of blues and whites which create a playful perception of shadow and light.

An unforgettable addition to any collectionÑespecially those with a wildlife, nature or Canadiana theme, or any that include the beloved symbols that have come to represent this land and its people.

Details

FEATURES:
Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 20 Dollars
Year: 2016

TECHNICAL SPECS:
Diameter: 40mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Bullion Weight: 1.0233 Troy Ounces

EXTENDED INFORMATION:
Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Polar Bear
Artist: Calder Moore
Finish: Proof
Series: Geometry in Art
Quantity Produced: 7500
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Wildlife


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