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Thomas Schutte Bronzefrau n. 10

cm 215 x 125 x 250
Thomas Schütte trained in the early 1970s with Gerhard Richter at the Academy of Art in Dusseldorf, in those years heavily influenced by Joseph Beuys. Starting out in the Conceptual Art that was typical of the period, and looking initially to artists such as Daniel Buren and Niele Toroni, his research shifted towards the parallel exploration of different techniques and mediums. Each medium (painting, drawing, architectural models, installations, sculpture) is used by the artist to tackle different subjects, from simple graphic elements or symbols, to sketchy portraits and floral compositions, and finally, enormous grotesque characters. "Bronzefrau" is part of a series of monumental female nudes, in bronze or steel, sitting or recumbent, developed from 1999 to 2006, from a previous work, "Ceramic Sketches" (1997-1999). Bringing up to date the problems raised by the classical sculpture of the 20th century, the artist reworks typical formal suggestions of sculptors like Aristide Maillol or Henry Moore, forcing their more sensual aspects, to the point of an anatomical contradiction. Unlike other examples, in which the exacerbated decomposition of the figure arrives at an organic abstraction, in "Bronzefrau n. 10", the form is more classical, while revealing inaccuracies and disharmonies in the limbs.
On View
U. Loock (ed.), Thomas Schütte, Cologne 2004; A. Bellini, D. Schwarz (eds.), Thomas Schütte. Frauen, Düsseldorf 2013. M. Gundel, R.E. Täuber (eds.), Thomas Schütte, Munich 2014.
Photo Credits
Foto Patrizia Tocci
Legal status
Purchased from Tucci Russo Studio per l'Arte Contemporanea, Torre Pelice
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