Lower Corridor

Tradition Modernized - Intimate in scale, busts traditionally enable dialogue with individuals distant in time or social position. The extreme variety within the modern busts presented here underscores the fact that viewers are necessarily engaged with the busts' authors as well. The presentation on a shelf is purposely anachronistic: by following historical displays, such as those at the Vatican or the Capitoline Museums in Rome, the four busts' divergences from tradition are underscored.
Lower Corridor: Jacques Lipchitz - Gertrude Stein (1921), Alberto Giacometti - Portrait of Isabel (1937), Emile-Antoine Bourdelle - Mask of Beethoven (ca. 1905), Aime-Jules Dalou - Portrait of Georgette Dalou (1876) Click to Enlarge