Julio González
Aerial Figure 1941

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Julio González 1876–1942
Aerial Figure
Personnage aerien
Date 1941
Medium Graphite, crayon and ink on paper
Dimensions Support: 318 x 248 mm
Acquisition Presented by Mme Roberta Gonzalez-Richard, the artist's niece 1972
Not on display

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González used drawing as a primary way of exploring his ideas. These drawings, made over a six-year period, show how his abstract idiom was rooted in reality and, especially, in the figure. González concentrated on upright structures that, if translated into sculpture, would make use of the strength and balance available from welded iron. This group gives a sense of his inventiveness as he worked towards images with a high emotional charge.

August 2004

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