Female Torso (Ogunquit)
10 1/4 x 8 5/8 x 4 1/8 in. (26 x 21.9 x 10.5 cm)
(Paris, France, 1882 - 1935, New York, New York)
Medium and Support:
Gift of Friends of the Gallery
Location: Currently on view
Lachaise's sculptures captured in permanent form elusive and complex ideals of female beauty. Here, the model's contrapposto stance, in which the weight is off center rather than upright and balanced, is lively and engaging. Additionally, areas of bronze color enliven the fragment's surface.
[Gallery label text, 2005]