Figure in Rotation

Max Weber American, born Russia

Not on view

This sculpture reflects Weber's firsthand knowledge of the work of Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse, which he had seen in Paris when he studied there from 1905 to 1908. The nude's twisted torso and exaggerated, asymmetrical facial features are typical Cubist distortions which also appear in his contemporaneous paintings. The stylized, masklike face also indicates Weber's interest at the time in African and Oceanic art. Although he worked primarily as a painter, he did produce some of the first sculptural abstractions in America during the 1910s.

Figure in Rotation, Max Weber (American (born Russia), Bialystok 1881–1961 Great Neck, New York), Bronze, painted

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