Simple Forms with Constantin Brâncuși

Known for his pure and resonant work, Constantin Brancusi shunned the nineteenth century idea of showing skill through intricate finishes and fine details, and in the process redefined sculpture for the modern age. Over the course of his career Brancusi frequently revisited his subjects and forms, playing with subtle variants in composition, scale and material. His sculptures are not explicit likenesses, but rather simple abstractions that capture the essence of the subject, rendering visible the feeling they evoke, not simply their form.

Current exhibitions at The Guggenheim and The Philadelphia Art Museum.