About this artwork

In this work the small eye identifies the sculpture as that of a human figure. From this starting point we can detect the curves of the shoulder, arms and legs. The complex and dramatic three-dimensional construction of curved and linear forms encourages the viewer to walk around the sculpture rather than observe it from a fixed point. On close inspection, it is possible to see the work is 'signed' at the back of the base with the artist's thumbprint and signature. Lipchitz's cubist sculptures were usually made in clay or plaster. This bronze was probably cast in the 1960s and is numbered as one of seven, although it is believed to be the only cast made.

Jacques Lipchitz

Jacques Lipchitz