Dimitri Hadzi

American, b. 1921, New York, New York; d. 2006, Boston, Massachusetts
Dimitri Hadzi

 

Until 1958, Dimitri Hadzi’s sculptures were inspired by Greek and Italian classical art, often depicting mythical creatures such as centaurs and lapiths.  Elmo V marked a new phase in Hadzi’s career in which abstract forms evoked historical moments rather than classical myths.  Elmo V, or Helmet V when translated into English, resembles a bronze military headpiece protecting and shielding three legs at the bottom of the piece to create a tension between stability and instability. 

Elmo V

 

Dimitri Hadzi, Helmet V

 

Title: Elmo V
Date: 1961
Medium: bronze
Dimensions:  110 x 26 x 43 inches
Accession Number: P67.2.1
Location: Currently Not on View

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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