In this three foot tall bronze sculpture, the elements of a human figure have been broken down into abstracted composite shapes. With visible tool marks and hints of green patina, the figure stands on a round plinth. The figure’s knees are bent and bowlegged, and her feet resemble thick wedges. She appears to be wearing a long, heavy coat, and her segmented arms fold across her torso cradling a collection of angular objects. The angular planes of the figure’s face are smooth and featureless, save for carved almond-shaped outline representing the right eye. A wavy wig-like shape completes the back of the head helping to suggest the representational figure in the abstract form.
Jacques Lipchitz, Draped Woman, 1919
Jacques Lipchitz, Draped Woman, 1919; bronze, 36 3/4 in. x 12 5/8 in. x 13 1/4 in. (93.35 cm x 32.07 cm x 33.66 cm); Collection SFMOMA, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Wellington S. Henderson; © The Estate of Jacques Lipchitz

Artwork Info

Artwork title
Draped Woman
Artist name
Jacques Lipchitz
Date created
1919
Classification
sculpture
Medium
bronze
Dimensions
36 3/4 in. x 12 5/8 in. x 13 1/4 in. (93.35 cm x 32.07 cm x 33.66 cm)
Date acquired
1963
Credit
Collection SFMOMA
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Wellington S. Henderson
Copyright
© The Estate of Jacques Lipchitz
Permanent URL
https://www.sfmoma.org/artwork/63.4
Artwork status
Not on view at this time.

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