Tag: sculpture

Frère et soeur (1891)

Rodin, Auguste (1840-1917) Frère et soeur (Brother and Sister) 1891 Painted plaster, 39.2 x 20.3 x 19.3 cm Tate Britain, London The first purchaser of this work was Walter Butterworth, who in 1911 negotiated the purchase of three bronzes by Rodin…

Girl (1931)

Moore, Henry (1898-1986) Girl 1931 Ancaster stone, 86.5 x 60 x 43.3 cm (including base and wooden board) Tate Britain, London From the mid-1920s Moore had advocated the abolition of the ‘Greek ideal’ in sculpture in favour of non-European sources, which…

L’Avenir des statues (1937)

Magritte, René (1898-1967) L’Avenir des statues (The Future of Statues) 1937 Oil on plaster, 33 × 16.5 x 20.3 cm Tate Britain, London This work is made from a plaster copy of the death mask of the French Emperor Napoleon. A…

Busto del Duca Francesco I d’Este (1650-1651)

Bernini, Gian Lorenzo (1598-1680) Busto del Duca Francesco I d’Este (Bust of Duke Francesco I d’Este) 1650–1651 Marble, 80 x 106 x 50 cm Galleria Estense, Modena In this famous marble, the effigy of Francis I stands out as a manifesto of…

Not a Shoe (1950)

Duchamp, Marcel (1887-1968) Not a Shoe 1950 Galvanized plaster, 7 x 5.1 × 2.5 cm Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris

Coin de chasteté (1954)

Duchamp, Marcel (1887-1968) Coin de chasteté (Wedge of Chastity) 1954, cast 1963 Bronze and plastic, 63 x 87 × 42 cm Tate Britain, London In the 1950s Duchamp created a series of four small-scale ‘erotic objects’: Not a Shoe (1950, Jedermann Collection),…

Objet-Dard (1951)

Duchamp, Marcel (1887-1968) Objet-Dard (Dart Object) 1951, cast 1962 Bronze, 78 x 197 × 90 cm Tate Britain, London In the 1950s Duchamp created a series of four small-scale ‘erotic objects’: Not a Shoe (1950, Jedermann Collection), Female Fig Leaf (1961…

Feuille de vigne femelle (1950)

Duchamp, Marcel (1887-1968) Feuille de vigne femelle (Female Fig Leaf) 1950, cast 1961 Bronze, 90 x 137 × 125 cm Tate Britain, London In the 1950s Duchamp created a series of four small-scale ‘erotic objects’: Not a Shoe (1950, Jedermann Collection),…

La Danaïde (1880s)

Rodin, Auguste (1840-1917) La Danaïde (Danaid) 1880s, carved 1903–1904 Marble, 23 x 40 x 26 cm Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton The Danaids of Greek mythology were the fifty daughters of Danaus; married to a group of brothers, they murdered their…