L'œuvre Phoque II - Centre Pompidou

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Phoque II

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Constantin Brancusi (1876 - 1957)

Phoque II

(Le phoque)

1943

marbre bleu turquin

110,5 x 121,5 x 34 cm

Inscriptions :S.EN BAS (sous le phoque) : C BRANCUSI

sur socle en pierre diam. 150 cm

Achat, 1947

Numéro d'inventaire : AM 816 S

Description for the presentation 2010 in the National Museum of Modern Art

In its mass and the polish that renders it almost translucent, Brancusi's Le Phoque II presents a tension between equilibrium and disequilibrium, inertia and energy. Animal form, most commonly raised to verticality in Brancusi, more occasionally appears between the vertical and the horizontal: integral, tensed, captured in its movement. There exist three versions of the Phoque: Le Phoque II in blue marble and the plaster made from it differ from the Phoque of white marble (1936) in their large scale: the dynamism of the form finds itself opposed, as it were, by the greater mass of material ...

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