Jacques Lipchitz
Reclining Figure 1929

Artwork details

Artist
Jacques Lipchitz 1891–1973
Title
Reclining Figure
Date 1929
Medium Terracotta
Dimensions Object: 152 x 254 x 120 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Lipchitz Foundation 1982
Reference
T03503
Not on display

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In the mid to late 1910s Lipchitz worked a Cubist style, using predominantly rectilinear and geometrical forms. A decade later, like many other avant-garde artists, he began to explore curvilinear forms, seeing in them the possibility of expressing living and dynamic forces. The irregular shapes - positive and negative - of this small terracotta figure echo contemporary works by Picasso and such Surrealist artists as Arp, Miró and Tanguy.

August 2004

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