April 16, 2007

Brancusi Self Portraits

Have you ever met anyone who didn't love Brancusi's sculpture? I never have.

One of my favorite Brancusi facts is that he considered his careful photographs of his sculpture just as important as the sculpture itself. What I didn't know until today is that he was an avid self portraitist...


Another bit of fascinating Brancusi trivia (involving Edward Steichen) can be found in this blog post titled: Bird in Flight, Brancusi, & US Customs law.

I've included an additional self-portrait of Brancusi (as well as one of a young Edward Steichen) after the jump...

(All these self portraits were found on the Réunion des Musées Nationaux photo site. Start at the portfolios link to sample the scope of the collection).



posted at 01:32 AM by raul

Filed under: art

TAGS: art (15) brancusi (1) customs law (1) photography (58) sculpture (2) self portrait (4) steichen (1)


04/16/07 10:06 AM

Funny. I was just thinking about Brancusi a few days ago. 'Bird in Space' is sort of special to me. It was the first piece of art which literally made me gasp.

It satisfies me really to think that for a few moments I was on your trajectory.

04/17/07 03:07 AM

I love his work, too. Aren't these photos wonderful. That gorgeous, thinking face of his. He was a huge influence on artists like Carl Andre. The U.S. immigration story is hilarious.

02/19/11 01:17 AM

I wonder why he gets much more publicity than a guy who can carve a beautiful totem pole, in a reservation, that will put put his sculpture to shame.

02/19/11 10:22 AM

check out this review on Constantin Brancusi’s 135th Birthday http://bit.ly/gB7QuO

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