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Sculpture - Self-portrait by Slawa Horowitz-Duldig c. 1924

From the Collection of Duldig Studio museum + sculpture garden 92 Burke Road East Malvern Victoria

Description
The sculpture is hollow, with a large opening at the rear. Slawa on full face, eyes downcast, hair parted in the middle & pulled back in bun with large comb. Drapes across both shoulders.
Size
36.0 x 38.0 x 28.0 cm
Object Registration
859
Keywords
modernism
Historical information
This self-portrait exemplifies Karl and Slawa's shared interest in the art forms of other cultures - also seen in the significant number of Viennese art books on these topics in the Duldig Studio library. It takes inspiration from Egyptian sculptures and is strikingly similar to the cover image of Götter Ӓgyptens (Gods of Egypt) by Alexander Scharff (Library) although her short hair puts a stylish and very modern slant upon the image.

When Made
c.1924
Made By
Slawa Horowitz-Duldig (Maker)
Last updated
27 Sep 2017 at 1:49PM