Mother with Child

Mother with Child

1958

Isamu Noguchi

(American, 1904-1988)

White marble

Overall: 110.5 x 23 x 23.6 cm (43 1/2 x 9 1/16 x 9 5/16 in.); with base: 204.4 x 45.8 x 45.8 cm (80 1/2 x 18 1/16 x 18 1/16 in.)

Contemporary Collection of The Cleveland Museum of Art 1966.48

Description

In 1927–28, while working in the Paris studio of Constantin Brancusi, Noguchi learned marble carving techniques and a deep appreciation for radically reduced, elemental form. He also discovered Surrealism during his Paris years and became friendly with sculptor Alexander Calder. While living in New York in the early 1940s, Noguchi developed a close relationship with the Surrealists in exile. The primordial, mythic imagery of his postwar sculptures reflects his anguish over the precarious state of the world.

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