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The Draped Woman (The Pregnant One)

Alexander Archipenko, who lived in Paris from 1908 to 1921, is known for his application of Cubism to sculpture. This bronze of a draped woman has a streamlined form that also foreshadows the Art Deco style of the 1920s. Archipenko’s varied interests in modernism as well as ancient and Byzantine art provide some explanation for his unique style.

Alexander Archipenko
Ukrainian (active in France and the United States), 1887‒1964
The Draped Woman (The Pregnant One)
1911 (cast 1925)
Bronze; edition 2/6
23 7/8 x 11 ½ x 11 ½ in. (60.6 x 29.2 x 29.2 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Jane and Roger Wolcott Memorial, Gift of Thomas T. Solley, 75.13

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