Woman with Hair in a Bun

A work made of iron on stone base.
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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  • A work made of iron on stone base.

Date:

c. 1930

Artist:

Julio González
Spanish, 1876–1942

About this artwork

A pioneer of welded iron sculpture, Julio González initially worked in his native Barcelona as a metalsmith and later pursued a career in painting in Paris. It was there that he came to know Pablo Picasso, with whom he eventually embarked on a group of landmark metal sculptures. This work is one of approximately 30 heads that González fabricated during the first, and most experimental, phase of his evolution as a sculptor. It presents a traditional subject—the head of a woman—executed in a modernist style and industrial technique. Rather than carving a stone or wood block, or modeling with clay or plaster, González welded together pieces of iron cut into geometric shapes to indicate a woman’s features.

On View

Modern Art, Gallery 394

Artist

Julio González

Title

Woman with Hair in a Bun

Origin

Spain

Date

1925–1935

Medium

Iron on stone base

Inscriptions

none

Dimensions

21 1/2 × 8 × 8 1/4 in. (54.6 × 20.3 × 21 cm)

Credit Line

Ada Turnbull Hertle, Laura R. Magnuson, Samuel A. Marx, and Morris L. Parker funds

Reference Number

1981.648

Copyright

© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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