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Dry Clay Head on Concrete Floor

Dry Clay Head on Concrete Floor

Mark Manders (in 2016)

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‘Dry Clay Head on Concrete Floor’ by Dutch artist Mark Manders calls to mind ancient Greek sculptures propped up by wooden constructions. His sculptures have a timeless quality that is also found in this work of a woman’s head, displayed on a plinth designed by the artist. The work simultaneously evokes a fleeting moment: it is as if the artist has walked away while modelling, and the wet clay has dried out. But that is an illusion: the head is actually cast in bronze and painted by hand. Manders has frozen a single moment for eternity.

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Title Dry Clay Head on Concrete Floor
Material and technique bronze, wood, concrete, paint, iron, glass and offset lithograph on paper
Object type
Sculpture > Three-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 252.5 cm
Length 125 cm
Width 124.5 cm
Artists Kunstenaar: Mark Manders
Accession number BEK 2010 (MK)
Credits Aankoop met steun van / Purchase with support of: een particulier via Stichting Endowment Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen / a private donor via Endowment Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 2018
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 2018
Age artist About 48 years old
Internal exhibitions Mark Manders 'Dry Clay Head on Concrete Floor' (2018)
Offset print > Mechanical > Planographic printing > Printing technique > Technique > Material and technique

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Mark Manders

Volkel 1968

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