Jacques Lipchitz Sculpture 1916

Artwork details

Artist
Jacques Lipchitz 1891–1973
Title
Sculpture
Date 1916
Medium Plaster
Dimensions Object: 1169 x 368 x 342 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Lipchitz Foundation 1982
Reference
T03492

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The subject of this sculpture is a woman, seated with her legs crossed. The tall block is part of the head, and was added, according to the artist, 'to give value to the head, the back of the head.' This plaster was cast from a stone carving, which the artist said he carved himself rather than asking his assistant to copy from the model. There is a network of pencil crosses over the shellac surface, which mark 'points' for another carved copy to be made.

April 2012

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