The sculptural work by Romanian artist Constantin Brancusi is quite beautiful and timeless. If you are interested his work currently on display at the Paul Kasmin Gallery on west 27th street through January 11th.
Constantin Brancusi was a Romanian born sculptor who incorporated a range of styles into his work including African, Egyptian and Classical . One of my personal favorites by Brancusi, Mademoiselle Pogany, incorporated Cubism with an emphasis on a quasi-geometrical form. The Pogany to the right has a rough, unpolished bronze to illustrate hair which contrasts to the high degree of shine on the face. The body is a partial image, with the hands and head detached from the torso, reflects Augustine Rodin’s influence on Brancusi. Brancusi preferred a truthful essence in illustrating forms rather than a literal depiction. For that reason the Pogany is an iconic, unforgettable piece.