Alexander Liberman

American, b. 1912, Kyiv, Ukraine; d. 1999, Miami, Florida
Alexander Liberman

 

Alexander Liberman established himself as an artist of various styles and mediums and began to  experiment with sculpture after being introduced to a technique of welding steel in 1959 that had a significant impact on his work. Temple II is an example of Liberman’s elegant and sleek works of art that manipulate positive and negative space in order to reflect light. The title of the work and the use of columns may refer to Liberman’s 1964 trip to Greece where he photographed the ruins of Delos, thereby associating Temple II as a modern interpretation of classical architecture.

Temple II

 

Alexander Liberman, Temple II

 

Title: Temple II
Date: 1964-69
Medium: aluminum
Dimensions: 111 x 96 x 96 inches
Accession Number: P68.4.5
Location: South Concourse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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