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Joachim Berthold
Seated Figure Looking Up

20th Century

$2,400
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A beautiful modernist 20th Century Bronze piece by Joachim Berthold. Here we find this stylish figure sitting in a hoping position looking up that eludes thought and complexity. A mesmerizing piece that fuzes abstract expressionism effortlessly. Blending in a subtle way the human figure with the object, which in this case is a chair, making it as one. This piece is made from bronze and is a limited edition of 1 of 9. Signed by the artist on the lower back of the figure. It can be purchased alongside a pair "Seated Figure Looking Down" or alone. This sculpture measures 8.75 x 3 x 4 in Joachim Berthold was born 1917 in Eisenach, lived and worked until his death in 1990 in Oberaudorf am Inn. In 1936 he began his training at the renow­ ned Werkschule in Cologne. There he met his artist colleague and later wife Gisela Berthold­Sames and he continued his studies until 1941 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. From 1945 he worked as a freelance sculptor. This was followed by hard artist years in which the execution of any commissioned work to secure a livelihood left little time for free work. Gradually, the situation improved until, from the 1960s, it gained interna­tional renown through more and more numerous and important exhibitions at home and abroad, large orders from industry and cities as well as mu­seum acquisitions. Berthold's appearance was striking. This corresponds to his figurative, mainly in bronze realized small to larger than life­sized sculptures. The to­pic of his work was the man. He was not concerned with the representation of individual, external manifestations. His sculptures are reduced to the essentials, re­ main in their economical movements, wi­thout facial expressions, anonymous and timeless. The essence of man and his development between becoming and decay were his concerns. Through the mental processing of Greek me­taphors, he concentrated on the depiction of the human forms involved in a matter or in their own body form and dissolving out of it, as well as cast their own shadow. Berthold's typical formal idiom lives from the antago­nism of convex and concave, perfectly smoo­thed and rough, sometimes broken surfaces, exposing the underlying innermost amor­phous layers. PROVENANCE: Lilac Gallery Collection. This original artwork includes a Certificate of Authenticity issued by the Gallery.

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  • Creator
    Joachim Berthold (1917 - 1990, German)
  • Creation Year
    20th Century
  • Dimensions
    Height: 8.75 in. (22.23 cm)Width: 3 in. (7.62 cm)Depth: 4 in. (10.16 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 0020471stDibs: LU9822418893

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