Sleeping Muse

A work made of bronze.
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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  • A work made of bronze.

Date:

1910

Artist:

Constantin Brancusi
French, born Romania, 1876–1957

About this artwork

Upon arriving in Paris from Romania in 1904, Constantin Brâncusi quickly rejected the prevailing theatricality and narrative detail of master sculptor Auguste Rodin. Instead of modeling in clay, and inspired by non-Western art, he began to carve directly into stone, the material chosen for his first version of Sleeping Muse. Further reducing and abbreviating form, Brâncusi revised some works by casting them in metal with a fine finish. Such sculptures as this version of Sleeping Muse are self-sufficient, archetypal modern forms.

On View

Modern Art, Gallery 391

Artist

Constantin Brancusi

Title

Sleeping Muse

Origin

France

Date

1910

Medium

Bronze

Dimensions

16.1 × 27.7 × 19.3 cm (6 5/16 × 10 14/16 × 7 9/16 in.)

Credit Line

Arthur Jerome Eddy Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1931.523

Copyright

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

Extended information about this artwork

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