The prominent ridges, simplified volumes and black colour make this sculpture reminiscent of primitive masks.
Often treated by Cubist sculptors, the artistic theme of the head enabled Jacques Lipchitz to continue his formal experimentation while remaining true to a traditional material. The head is barn out of the interlocking of two blacks while the forehead is sectioned at an angle and the nose is hewn to jut out. The black paint covering the plaster and making it look like bronze patina reinforces the monumental power of the figure, which owes more to artistic laws than to the laws of nature.
62 x 27 x 22,5 cm
Donation de Jacques et Yulla Lipchitz Foundation, 1976
|Inventory no.||AM 1976-819|