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The Bowl of Grapes (Le compotier de raisins)

Initially working in collage and relief sculpture, in 1919, Henri Laurens began to create freestanding sculpture. Like several other sculptors working in Paris in the first decades of the twentieth century, Laurens applied the principles of Cubist painting to his three-dimensional works. Distinguished by their painted surfaces, his Cubist sculptures are meant to be viewed from multiple perspectives.

Henri Laurens
French, 1885‒1954
The Bowl of Grapes (Le compotier de raisins), 1919
Painted terracotta
14 ¼ x 7 ¼ x 5 ¼ in. (36.2 x 18.4 x 13.3 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Jane and Roger Wolcott Memorial, Gift of Thomas T. Solley, 80.6

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