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Three Figures

Accession Number
1962/1.96

Title
Three Figures

Artist(s)
Fritz Wotruba

Artist Nationality
Austrian

Object Creation Date
1952

Medium & Support
bronze

Dimensions
18 5/8 in x 16 1/8 in x 3 7/8 in (47.31 cm x 40.96 cm x 9.84 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Subject matter
Three Standing Figures shows three abstract people that are formed by geometric shapes. The piece exemplifies the shift in Fritz Wotruba’s style during the early years of the 1950s. As he traveled from Venice to Munich, Brussels, and London his style became increasingly geometric and reduced to basic shapes. The figures in this sculpture are comprised primarily of rectangles in different sizes and orientations.

Physical Description
This relief sculpture shows three abstract human figures comprised of rectangular shapes set on a vertically orientated block. The figures and the background are textured and rough.

Primary Object Classification
Sculpture

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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Keywords
Austrian
abstraction
figures (representations)
geometric shape
modern and contemporary art

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