Bronze Female Nude Sculpture by Paolo Soleri

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Visionary architect and artist Paolo Soleri is well known for his experimental Community Arcosanti and the cast wind bells that were created to help fund it. Far more rare are unique sculptural works by Soleri.

This cast bronze sculpture is mounted on a wooden base is of a nude female figure in a pose that suggests diving or gymnastics. While the female figure is a primary theme in his sculptures, they are typically much more static than this example. This figure has a real dynamism with outstretched arms, sweeping hair, arched back and legs kicked up following the forward motion.

Soleri used foam blocks to carve and sculpt directly. The resulting pieces were then cast in bronze or aluminum in the Cosanti foundry. The angular, blocky quality of his carving style makes a compelling counterpoint to the graceful pose of this nude figure.

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Dimensions
    7 in. H x 8 in. W x 4.5 in. D
    18 cm H x 20 cm W x 11 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Highland, IN
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU90911000398
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Located in Highland, IN

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