Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin 1887 - Basel, Switzerland 1966
Maker: Rudier, Georges
Petite Vénus de Meudon
Small Venus of Meudon
bronze, edition of 5
Dimensions (HxWxD): 19 1⁄8 x 4 5⁄8 x 3 13⁄16 in.
Acc. No.: 1981.18a-b
Credit Line: Legs David R. Morrice / David R. Morrice Bequest
Photo credit: photo MBAM/MMFA
- 1981, David R. Morrice Bequest
- Museum's website (accessed March 4, 2019)
- Museum's website (accessed March 4, 2019):
This small version of a sculpture from 1956 exemplifies the artist’s quest for a symbiosis of poetic abstraction and the representation of the human figure. In this purely inventive and elegant form, the bulbous shapes are seamlessly connected. The sculpture’s verticality and sensuous line evoke the pure beauty essential to the very being of Venus.