Jacques Lipchitz Musical Instruments, Standing Relief 1924

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Jacques Lipchitz 1891–1973
Musical Instruments, Standing Relief
Nature morte aux instruments de musique
Date 1924
Medium Plaster
Dimensions Object: 388 x 482 x 95 mm
Acquisition Presented by the Lipchitz Foundation 1982
Not on display

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This sculpture was a made as a preliminary study for a series of relief carvings for the exterior of the home of the collector Albert Barnes in Philadelphia, now housing the Barnes Foundation. The designs draw upon popular Cubist motifs, showing a guitar and an open book. The two eye shapes at top and bottom may reflect Lipchitz’s interest in integrating the human figure with the instruments.

July 2007

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