Geometric Sculptors

When math meets art… Following the works of Paul Cezanne in the first few years of the 20th century, geometric sculpture was born out of the influence of Cubism. Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso developed Analytical Cubism which broke down forms analytically into simplified geometric forms across a picture, concentrating on monochromatic lines and form. By 1912, color was reintroduced and non-illusionistic spaces coupled with the use of mixed media spawned Synthetic Cubism with Picasso's Still Life With Chair Caning. It is no surprise that there was an effect on sculpture and artists such as Lipchitz, Archipenko, or Duchamp-Villon followed the precepts and ideas of Cubsim, applying it to their works. What the viewer finds is the same fragmented geometric figures that we see in paintings. By repurposing common shapes in daily life the sculptor can create a cohesive piece that tells its own story. Works by Raphael Scorbiac entices the viewer to appreciate the art of intricate construction, whereas Jose Margulis's works insist that mathematical concepts become more tactile with his utmost concern being that of creating geometric shapes. Whether pulled apart or pushed together geometric sculptors breathe vitality into pattern, enjoy discovering our array of selected works…

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