Mythologies: The Sculpture of Helaine Blumenfeld

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Overlook Press, 1998 - Art - 160 pages
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Having firmly established herself in New York in the 1960s with her very first exhibition, she has continually experimented with form to produce an extensive range of work which combines a respect for tradition and sculptural values with the breathtaking vitality of the twentieth century. Across a variety of materials and scales, Blumenfeld's sculpture fuses mind and body in a sensual and sophisticated expression of emotions and ideas. This volume is the first major exploration of Blumenfeld's work and forms a uniquely detailed study of her development. Dividing her sculpture into eight themed chapters, it concentrates on the major ideas and technical concerns that have preoccupied the artist from teh beginning: Two Sides of a Woman; Creation; Metamorphosis; Options; Shadow Figures; Dreams; Souls; and, finally, Mythology. Early and recent works are illustrated side by side, highlighting the aesthetic and conceptual growth which has earned respect from critics and collectors throughout Europe and America.

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