Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
ADJUNCT MODULE C: WORLD ART
Preferred Title:
Woman Sitting
Alternate Title:
Femme assise
Image View:
Overall view from right side
Creator:
Henri Laurens (French sculptor, 1885-1954)
Location:
repository: Musée des Beaux-Arts (Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes , France) Inv. 1958-17
Location Note:
20 Place des Terreaux
GPS:
45.766846 4.83363
Date:
ca. 1931 (creation)
Cultural Context:
French
Style Period:
Twentieth century
Work Type 1:
maquette (sculpture)
Work Type 2:
figurine
Classification:
Sculpture and Installations
Material:
terracotta
Technique:
modeling (forming)
Subjects:
abstraction; human figure; nude in art; preparatory study
Description:
In the late 1920's and 1930's Laurens readily admitted that he was now more inclined to abandon himself to subconscious inspiration, starting a sculpture with only a vague idea of his intended imagery and giving the work its title on completion. Like the series of Bathers painted by Picasso at Dinard in 1928-1929 or certain sculptures by Hans Arp, Laurens’s figures obey only an organic rhythm, which swells or lifts them, hollows or magnifies them in a joyful impulse. (Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.oxfordart online.com/)
Collection:
Archivision Adjunct Module C: World Art
Identifier:
7A1-LAURENS-FA-A03
Rights:
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.

Woman Sitting