Julio González
Study for ‘Maternity’ 1934

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Julio González 1876–1942
Study for ‘Maternity’
Etude pour 'La Maternité'
Date 1934
Medium Graphite, crayon and ink on paper
Dimensions Support: 244 x 159 mm
Acquisition Presented by Mme Roberta Gonzalez-Richard, the artist's niece 1972
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These two drawings demonstrate González's abiding interest in the theme of mother and child. The 1941 drawing shows his use of a simplified realism, reducing form to sheer planes. The 1934 work is a study for the sculpture <i>Maternity</i>, shown nearby. The drawing demonstrates the precision with which González envisaged structural ideas on paper, even if slight differences in detail occurred in the completed sculpture.

August 2004

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