1910 - 1993
Torse penché sur le côté, 1970
Signed, stamped with foundry mark 'Foundry Valsuani, Paris' and numbered 2/8
9 1/4 x 7 7/8 x 5 1/8 in, 23.5 x 20 x 13 cm
The simplified and highly abstracted representation of the female form was to become a favourite subject of the artist, and one that he would return to repeatedly throughout his career....
The simplified and highly abstracted representation of the female form was to become a favourite subject of the artist, and one that he would return to repeatedly throughout his career. As with many artists associated with Modernism, Lobo preferred to limit his range of subject matter to explore each form more fully and with an ever increasing level of sophistication.
In the present work the female form is reduced to its most simplified components of torso and legs, to create an image that conveys a sense of female sensuality, even whilst teetering on the verge of abstraction. As with much of his work in bronze, Lobo has worked the sculpture to the highest level of finish, allowing his materials to complement the sensuality of the forms.
Lobo first arrived in Paris in 1939 and immediately found his place within the School of Paris, a group defined primarily by each artist’s striking individuality, and he established particularly close friendships with Pablo Picasso and Henri Laurens. Lobo quickly secured a powerful international reputation that, through over fifty solo exhibitions, he was to constantly re-affirm over the entire course of his career.
Private collection, Stockholm
Muller J, 'Lobo Catalogue Raisonné De L'oeuvre Sculptè', La Bibliotheque des Arts, Paris (1985) no.331