‘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|
Sculpture > Three-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Height 252.5 cm
Length 125 cm
Width 124.5 cm
|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|
|Age artist||About 48 years old|
Mark Manders 'Dry Clay Head on Concrete Floor' (2018)
Offset print > Mechanical > Planographic printing > Printing technique > Technique > Material and technique