Wilhelm Lehmbruck:
Bust "Woman with Lowered Head" (1910), Version in Stone Casting

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Wilhelm Lehmbruck:
Bust "Woman with Lowered Head" (1910), Version in Stone Casting

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ars mundi special edition | Limited, 980 copies | Numbered | Signature | Foundry stamp | Certificate | Stone casting | Patinated | Reduction | Format 23 x 23 x 13 cm (H/W/D) | Weight 2.9 kg

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Wilhelm Lehmbruck: Bust "Woman with Lowered Head" (1910), Version in Stone Casting

The art of Lehmbruck, like one of his contemporaries,, was influenced by the works of Auguste Rodin. His main motif is the human, representing which the artist often breaks the body proportions to reach the bigger expressive power. Like Rodin, in his later works he addressed to presenting separate parts of the human body; the work "Woman with Lowered Head" is a part of his series "Great Statues" from 1910, in which he limited the sculptures to presenting the head, neck, and shoulders of the busts.

Sculpture ""Woman with Lowered Head":
Edition in stone casting, cast patinated in a terracotta color. The shape was taken directly from the original and reduced (reduction). Limited edition 980 copies, individually numbered and stamped with the original signature and the foundry hallmark. arsmundi special edition, edited in cooperation with the Kunsthalle Bremen. With numbered authenticity and limitation certificate. Size 23 x 23 x 13 cm (H/W/D). Weight 4.5 kg.

"Wilhelm Lehmbruck belongs to the pioneers of the modern sculpture, which reduces the human body shape to the fundamental traits. This is especially well manifested, in my opinion, in the "Woman with Lowered Head" from 1910. The sculptor was closely connected with the Art Hall Bremen, and especially with the director Siegfried Salzmann, which ran the Lehmbruck Museum in Duisburg." (Prof. Dr. Christoph Grunenberg, Director of the Art Hall Bremen)

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Wilhelm Lehmbruck is considered to be one of the pioneers of modern sculpture of the 20th century At the Art Academy in Dusseldorf, he became master student of Karl Janssen in 1901. In 1904, the first major exhibition of Rodin in Germany left lasting impression on the students. His artistic environment certain instrumental development of Lehmbrucks: in Paris in 1910 he met Matisse, Archipenko, Brancusi and Modigliani, who promoted his way to the expressionistic plastic

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Artist's multiple contributed to "democratization" of art as the work was made available and affordable for a wider audience.