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Madonna and Child

1917 (cast 1925)
20 1/2 x 15 x 11 in. (52.1 x 38.1 x 27.9 cm)

Ivan Mestrovic
Croatian (Vrpolje, Croatia, 1883 - 1962, South Bend, IN (buried in Otavice, Croatia))

Object Type: Sculpture
Medium and Support: Bronze
Credit Line: Subscription fund contributed by a group of donors
Accession Number: 1925.35
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Location: Not currently on view

Examples of prehistoric cave painting and rock art indicate humans have always recognized the divine bond between a mother and her child. With his austere modernist figures, Ivan Mestrovic sought to capture a universal spiritual feeling. His unique style clearly affected the many Rochesterians who donated money to purchase this piece from a popular exhibition of the artist’s sculpture held at the Gallery in 1925.

[Label text from It Came From the Vault exhibition, 2013]

Bibliography
See reference to another example of this bust in Dalibor Prancevic, "Ivan Mestrovic i Kultura Modernizma," Muzeji Ivana Mestrovica, Split, Croatia, 2012, p. 146


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Purchased following a community subscription drive following the 1925 exhibition at the Memorial Art Gallery.

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It Came from the Vault exhibition catalogue Entry for this artwork in the It Came from the Vault exhibition catalogue. The exhibition ran from March 17-June 9, 2013


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