The Mountain

Gaston Lachaise American

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Between 1913 and 1934–35 Lachaise made four variants on the theme of The Mountain—executed in different materials (black sandstone, fieldstone, bronze, and cast concrete) and vastly different sizes (from table top to overlifesize). In all of them, Lachaise emphasized the correspondence between the rotund figure of a reclining woman and the "fertile rolling pastures, broad and soft as fecund breasts" found in the natural landscape.

The Mountain, Gaston Lachaise (American (born France) 1882–1935), Bronze, with artist-designed glass plinth

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