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by Anne Bothwell 3 Dec 2007

Random thoughts after checking out Woman: The Art of Gaston Lachaise at the Nasher. (For a complete review, check out the DMN)  Interesting that the bodies are strikingly feminine, and yet so many of their faces are almost masculine, women so often described in literature as “handsome”.  How’d he do that? These sculptures are mammoth, but […]

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Random thoughts after checking out Woman: The Art of Gaston Lachaise at the Nasher. (For a complete review, check out the DMN

  • Interesting that the bodies are strikingly feminine, and yet so many of their faces are almost masculine, women so often described in literature as “handsome”. 
  • How’d he do that? These sculptures are mammoth, but some are also floaty. It’d be fun to get someone to describe how a sculptor gets a top-heavy works to balance on tippy-toes.
  • One side benefit to retrospectives:  historic name checking. It’s fun to see which leading lights of the day inspired, or hung around with, the artist. There’s a nice bust of e.e. cummings in the Nasher exhibit. Poking around on the internet, I see Lachaise also cast Georgia O’Keefe.  Always makes me wonder which of today’s muses will become tomorrow’s icons.  The exhibit runs til Feb. 24.
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