Constantin Brâncuși was a Romanian sculptor, painter and photographer who made his career in France. Considered a pioneer of modernism, one of the most influential sculptors of the 20th-century, Brâncuși is called the patriarch of modern sculpture.
As a child he displayed an aptitude for carving wooden farm tools. Formal studies took him first to Bucharest, then to Munich, then to the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris from 1905 to 1907.
His art emphasizes clean geometrical lines that balance forms inherent in his materials with the symbolic allusions of representational art.
This exhibition celebrates MoMA’s extraordinary holdings.
11 sculptures by Brancusi will be shown, at Moma of New York, Through June 15 together for the first time, alongside drawings, photographs, and films.
The Exhibition is organized by Paulina Pobocha, Associate Curator, with Mia Matthias, Curatorial Fellow, Department of Painting and Sculpture.
A selection of never-before-seen archival materials. What emerges is a rich portrait of an artist whose risk-taking and inventive approach to form changed the course of the art that followed.