Cut sheet brass
10.2 cm (4 in.)
Educational Purchase Fund 1930.279
Animals fascinated early modern designers interested in kinetic form and pattern.
In the early 1900s, bending and cutting sheet metal to produce dynamic shapes was one of the most common techniques used to teach natural form in design schools in Vienna. From this method evolved the commercial production of small polished or enameled figures of popular animals from the circus or farm exaggerated in their modernist forms.
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