Max Weber. Air-Light-Shadow. 1915
Max Weber

Air-Light-Shadow

1915
Not on view
Medium
Polychromed plaster
Dimensions
28 7/8 x 12 1/4 x 10 3/8" (73.2 x 31.1 x 26.3 cm)
Credit
Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund
Object number
654.1959
Department
Painting and Sculpture

Weber said that he wanted “to put the abstract into concrete terms,” and this arrangement of triangular planes and sharp angles in polychrome plaster is one of the earliest examples of abstraction in sculpture. Weber was an American who from 1905 through 1908 lived in Paris, where he saw early Cubist art featuring fractured planes and multiple viewpoints. Upon his return to New York, he helped to introduce the innovations of the European avant-garde to American artists.

Gallery label from Inventing Abstraction, 1910–1925, December 23, 2012–April 15, 2013

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