Vintage Brutalist Abstract Bronze Figure Sculpture

Vintage Brutalist Abstract Bronze Figure Sculpture

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Unsigned, Mid Century, Welded Bronze on Sheetmetal, Untitled, 11" x 6 1/4" x 13" 

Mid Century welded, bronze, brutalist, figure sculpture. Made as a double sided sculpture as one side is a frontal female nude and the other side shows her backside. This is a truly beautiful piece from all angles. The figure is displayed as a side view. The pieces almost appears to be two halves. Welded together one on top of the other, set on a bronze and sheet metal stand. The piece stands 13" high and the stands measures 11" x 6 1/4". This piece is unsigned and undated. 

Excellent Condition - Minor wear consistent with age and history.

The term Brutalism — which derives from the French word brut, meaning “raw” — was coined to describe an architectural style that emerged in the 1950s featuring monumental buildings, usually made of unornamented concrete, whose design was meant to project an air of strength and solidity. Le Corbusier essentially created the Brutalist style; its best-known iterations in the United States are the Marcel Breuer-designed Whitney Museum of American Art and Paul Rudolph‘s Yale Art and Architecture Building.

Lately, the word “Brutalist” has been adopted by the realms of design and the decorative arts to refer to cabinets, tables, and accessory pieces such as mirror frames and lighting that are made of rougher, deeply textured metals and other materials that are the visual and palpable antithesis of the sleek, smooth and suave. Brutalist design encompasses that which is crafted, hewn and worked by hand — an aesthetic rebuke (or, at least, a counterpoint) to furniture that is created using 21st-century materials and technology.

 

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