Nov 15, 2012
Nov 15, 2012

Female Head in Profile (verso)

Female Head in Profile (verso)


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Constantin Brancusi

(Romanian, 1876-1957)

Green crayon

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Porter 1982.373.b



Brancusi produced very few drawings and these were not preparatory for sculpture. His complaint, "There are too many lines," implies that for him the purest distillation of form can be achieved only in three dimensions. Drawing for pleasure, Brancusi's freely executed, graceful line describes the rounded silhouette of a voluptuous woman. Linear rhythms energize the figure, which seems to float on the blank page.

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DR - French
Type of artwork: 
Green crayon

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