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El guitarrista [The Guitarist]

1921 - 1924
20th century
34.3 cm x 22.5 cm x 18.4 cm (13 1/2 in. x 8 7/8 in. x 7 1/4 in.)

Pablo Curatella Manes (La Plata, Argentina, 1891 - 1962, Buenos Aires) Primary

Object Type: sculpture
Artist Nationality: Latin America, Argentinean
Medium and Support: Bronze with black patina
Credit Line: Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Archer M. Huntington Museum Fund, 1982
               Accession Number:                1982.1249             
Object Description: Like many Argentine artists of his generation, Pablo Curatella Manes lived in Europe and immersed himself in the avant-garde. His admiration for both Renaissance art and Cubist sculpture led him to find his own artistic voice. In "The Guitarist," one of his first Cubist works, Curatella Manes transformed musician and instrument into a series of clearly defined yet simplified geometric solids. The artist sought a modern classicism, balancing figuration and abstraction, solidity and movement. The apparent heaviness of the bronze makes the figure stable, while the distribution of volumes follows a syncopated rhythm that reinforces the musical theme.

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