There was a focus on the bodies of young girls also in classic salon sculpture. Verner Åkerman’s idealized and objectified figure poses with her eyes closed. According to the title, Spring Frost, she is supposed to symbolize the arrival of spring. She is depicted from the perspective of the heterosexual male gaze, as a symbol of female puberty, but in which the subject’s own desires are neither sought nor seen.
These 3D scans have been produced with an Artec Eva with the ambition to produce a digital representation as close to the original as possible. However, the presented scans are not to be regarded as duplicates as due to inaccessible areas etc deviations from the original might occur
Photography - CC BY-SA - Per-Åke Persson / Nationalmuseum