Mythologies: The Sculpture of Helaine Blumenfeld
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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