Henri Gaudier-Brzeska Abstract Drawing c.1914

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Artist
Title
Abstract Drawing
Date c.1914
Medium Charcoal on paper
Dimensions Support: 318 x 479 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Kettle's Yard Collection Cambridge 1966
Reference
T00851
Not on display

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Gaudier-Brzeska was a founder-member of the London-based Vorticists, contributing to their magazine BLAST and, posthumously, to the only Vorticist exhibition, which took place in June 1915. Although untrained as a sculptor, Gaudier produced a number of radical carvings influenced by 'primitive' art, focussing initially on animal and human subjects. This abstract drawing shows a great sinuosity of line that he brought to his draughtsmanship as well as an ability to visualise dynamic form through line.

March 2008

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