Constantin Brancusi was a Romanian born sculptor who incorporated a range of styles into his work including African, Egyptian and Classical . One of my personal favorites by Brancusi, Mademoiselle Pogany, incorporated Cubism with an emphasis on a quasi-geometrical form.  The Pogany to the right has a rough, unpolished bronze to illustrate hair which contrasts to the high degree of shine on the face.  The body is a partial image, with the hands and head detached from the torso, reflects Augustine Rodin’s influence on Brancusi.  Brancusi preferred a truthful essence in illustrating forms rather than a literal depiction.  For that reason the Pogany is an iconic, unforgettable piece.

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Constantin Brancusi Pogany