This personification of the Mediterranean Sea, with her rounded figure and smooth bronze skin is a model of modesty and composure. In this perfectly balanced composition Maillol strove to match the harmony and simplicity of the classical ideal. For him the Mediterranean Sea was the centre of the ancient civilisation.
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|Material and technique||Bronze|
Sculpture > Three-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Width 78.5 cm
Height 106 cm
Depth 113 cm
|Accession number||BEK 1401 a-b (MK)|
|Credits||Schenking / Donation: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1961|
|Age artist||About 41 years old|
The Art Of Deceleration (2011)
|Geographical origin||France > Western Europe > Europe|
All about the artist
Banyuls-sur-Mer 1861 - Banyuls-sur-Mer 1944
Aristide Maillol, one of the most important early 20th-century sculptors, owes his fame to twenty-three monumental sculptures of women. ‘La Méditerranée...Bekijk het volledige profiel