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Archipenko Alexander

(1887-1964).

Sculptor born in Kiev. He went to Paris in 1908 and soon made contact with the Cubists; his work was among the most important in the development of the new styles in 20th-c. sculpture. From essentially Cubist premises he evolved new approaches and techniques introducing (1912), for example, collage in sculpture, i.e. using wood, metal and glass, etc., on the same work. His Boxers (1913) is an important landmark in the assimilation by modern sculptors of the vitalist nature of primitive art.

 


Reclining Nude
1912

 
 

 

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