Friday, November 01, 2013

First Steps


This is sculpture from the 1911 Paris Art Exhibition. It’s called “The First Steps” and is by Gertrude Bricard. I could only find out that she was born in 1881 and died in 1963. If you look in Google images you will see more of her work.

It’s such a graceful sculpture it caught my eye straight away.

I discovered that 1911 at the exhibition was the year of the rise of Cubism, Apollinaire took Picasso to see the cubist works there! Critics thought that too much space had been given to the Cubists who were utterly without importance.

Somewhere in an exhibition room amongst all of the controversy was this lovely peaceful sculpture

4 comments:

Doris said...

I agree, so graceful. Powerful and timeless, those hands reaching out express everything. Beautiful.

Anji Knutsen said...

Doris: All first steps are timeless...

A Lady's Life said...

It is beautiful!!

Anji Knutsen said...

A Lady's life: Indeed it is. i wonder where it is now.