Object Detail


Date
1933
Period
20th century
Media
Cast aluminum sculpture on wooden base
Measurements
12 3/8 x 22 3/8 x 12 inches (sculpture) * as of 11/19/14
14 5/16 x 24 1/16 x 13 inches (sculpture w/base)
Classification
Subject Category
Women/People
Credit Line
Gift of Louise Nevelson, 1984.23.10
Accession No
84.23.10
Context
Nevelson experimental approach to sculpture included using a variety of materials. Her medium here is cast aluminum, which found a brief period of popularity in the 1930s. The geometric forms of the reclining female figures mark her gradual move from representation to pure abstraction.

Featured in “Maine and American Art: Farnsworth Art Museum” with thanks to the Henry Luce Foundation and Wyeth Foundation for American Art.

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