This set of bas reliefs by Henry Matisse, created in 1909, 1913, 1916 and 1930, practically illustrates the evolution of the depiction of female body over the firsts half of 20th century - from more or less realistic to abstract and sometimes non-comprehensible. Luckily, the real beauty of human body is abundantly represented in Murphy culpture Garden.
Below is a sculpture by Gaston Lachaise - Standing Women. The model, and the inspiration of many of his sculptures was Isabel Nagle, an American woman ten years his senior. The 23 years old Gaston followed than married Isabel to America, and finally married her 12 years later.
Standing Woman, 1932, by Gaston Lachaise.
William Zorach (Zorach Gorfinkel), an American artist, was born in 1889 in a Jewish Family in Lithuania.The sculpture below is a gpood example of his compact, monumental style.
Victory, William Zorach, 1960
Torso, Aristide Maillol, 1938
Freya, 1949, Gerhard Marcks
Canadian sculptor, painter, illustrator playwright, and a poet, Sorel Etrog was born in Romanis in 1933. His family moved to Israel in 1950 where he studied painting and sculpture. Etrog eventually moved to Canada, his work being extensively exhibited around the world.
It is sometimes difficult to decipher Henry Moor, but THEY are always there
Two-piece reclining figure, No 3, 1961, Henry Moore
Mother with Child at her hip, 1979, Francisco Zuniga
Robert Grahm (10389-2008) was a American sculptor who was based in California. His bronze sculpture are featured in public places across the United States, very many of them in and around Los Angeles. UCLA has a pretty big collection of his work, mostly featured in Rolfe Courtyard near Murphy Garden.
Dance Columns, 1978
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