Signed Surrealism and Cubism Skeleton Figurine Group Bronze Sculpture Statue Art

$499.00
SKU: DS-472
Description
Total Dimensions: Height 14.5'' x Width 13''
Approximate Weight: 12 LBS
Original Reproduction: Reproduction
Swiss Artist early work was informed by Surrealism and Cubism, but in 1947 he settled into producing the kind of expressionist sculpture for which he is best known. His characteristic figures are extremely thin and attenuated, stretched vertically until they are mere wisps of the human form. Almost without volume or mass (although anchored with swollen, oversize feet), these skeletal forms appear weightless and remote. Their eerie otherworldliness is accentuated by the matte shades of gray and beige paint, sometimes accented with touches of pink or blue, that the artist applied over the brown patina of the metal. The rough, eroded, heavily worked surfaces of “Three Men Walking (II)” typify his technique. Reduced, as they are, to their very core, these figures evoke lone trees in winter that have lost their foliage. Within this style, Gia cometti would rarely deviate from the three themes that preoccupied him—the walking man; the standing, nude woman; and the bust—or all three, combined in various groupings.
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