Druskieniki, Lithuania 1891 - Capri, Italy 1973
Figure à demi debout
Half Standing Figure
Dimensions (HxWxD): 19 x 5 x 3 3⁄8; with base: 22 1⁄4 x 6 5⁄8 x 4 in.
Acc. No.: 1952-61-71
Credit Line: A. E. Gallatin Collection, 1952
Photo credit: Philadelphia Museum of Art
- 1952, A. E. Gallatin Collection
- Museum's website, 15 March 2015
- Museum's website, 15 March 2015:
Before the war, Jacques Lipchitz had a studio in Montparnasse in the artists’ complex called La Ruche. Lipchitz made Half-Standing Figure at the pinnacle of his experimentation with Cubism. Reduced to a set of streamlined, interlocking planes, the human figure takes on an architectural quality. Lipchitz defined this period in his art as “the epoch of cathedrals,” and compared this upward-reaching piece to the soaring heights of Gothic architecture.