Still Life with Book and Vase on Table

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Still Life with Book and Vase on Table

France, 1918, cast 1960
Sculpture
Polychromed bronze, cast number 5/8F
18 × 13 3/4 in. (45.72 × 34.93 cm)
Partial, fractional and promised gift of Janice and Henri Lazarof (M.2005.70.2)
Currently on public view:
Broad Contemporary Art Museum, floor 3

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Label

This dynamic relief is what Alexander Archipenko referred to as sculpto-painting, and accordingly it balances the dimensionality of sculpture with the compositional layering of Cubist painting....
This dynamic relief is what Alexander Archipenko referred to as sculpto-painting, and accordingly it balances the dimensionality of sculpture with the compositional layering of Cubist painting. The Ukrainian-born artist, who moved to the United States in 1923, first created this still life in papier mâché, wood, and plaster. Concerned that these materials were prone to decay, he rendered the same composition in bronze more than four decades later, by which point he had developed specific chemical formulas for creating a variety of toned patinas.

Wall label, 2021.
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Bibliography

  • Barron, Stephanie. Envisioning Modernism: The Janice and Henri Lazarof Collection. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Munich; New York: DelMonico Books-Prestel, 2012.