Sculpture Review
Winter 2009

The Female Form in Twentieth-Century Sculpture —Virginia Budny

"Many twentieth-century artists began their careers by working in a representational style and later adopted a semiabstract or entirely abstract manner, or even shifted back and forth from one style to another. Their motivations varied: Some were stimulated by artistic principles or themes, others by the exploration of techniques and materials. When sculpting the female figure, they typically adapted traditional ways of treating the time-honored subject to their individual concerns or rejected them altogether."