Sunday, 19 February 2017

Brancusi and photography:MOMA:The Studio as Groupe Mobile.#HBD to Constantin Brancusi born #otd in 1876


“Why write?” Brancusi once queried. “Why not just show the photographs?”

The sculptor included many great photographers among his friends—Edward Steichen-Alfred Stieglitz-Man Ray-Berenice Abbott-Brassaï, André Kertész, and László Moholy-Nagy.
Brancusi articulated the studio around groupes mobiles (mobile groups), each comprising several pieces of sculpture, bases, and pedestals. Assembling and reassembling his sculptures for the camera, Brancusi used photography as a diary of his sculptural permutations.

 

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