Constantin Brancusi

I will always be in awe of the gorgeous sculptures made by Constantin Brâncuși. The plight of his original Montparnasse studio is such a roller coaster ride for conservationists and art enthusiasts. In a perfect world, his rough, light-streamed studio and the dilapidated building that housed it would have been preserved somehow immediately upon his death in 1957. I love what Man Ray and others said about Brâncuși’s magical studio:

For Man Ray, entering Brancusi’s studio was like “penetrating into another world.” The studio was also described as a sacred forest, an enchanted or mythical place where every object, even the tools, seemed to “vibrate with a supernatural presence.”–from GSAPP article by Albrecht Barthel

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PHOTO CREDITS
1. Amazing Brâncuși diorama by Joe Fig. 2. Studio of Constantin Brâncuși, Centre Pompidou. 3. Brancusi studio in 1920 by Edward Steichen. 4. Self-portrait of Constantin Brâncuși. 5. Portrait by Edward Steichen, 1922.

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  1. Beautiful. And what a stylish man!

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