At the Met :: Constantin Brancusi – Bird in Space



Far from space, this is what the plaque at the foot of this marble sculpture reads:

From the 1920s to the 1940s Brancusi was preoccupied by the theme of a bird in flight. He concentrated not on the physical attributes of the bird but on its movement, intending to capture “the essence of flight.”  This particular conception of a bird in space is the first in a series of seven sculptures carved from marble and nine cast in bronze.

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November 19, 2009 7:38 pm

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