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Sanctuary of Dreams

ca. 1919 Robert P. Baker Born: London, England 1886 Died: Hyannis, Massachusetts 1940 bronze on marble base 19 1/2 x 10 x 11 3/4 in. (49.4 x 25.4 x 29.7 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Bryant Baker 1968.30 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 19B


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Robert Baker created dramatic sculptures of the human form. In Sanctuary of Dreams, possibly his most notable piece, a nude female figure emerges from an amorphous mass, her obscured face heightening the sense of movement and mystery. As with the other pieces he created, Baker left it up to the viewer's imagination to create meaning of this work.

Keywords

Figure group - nude

State of being - phenomenon - dream

sculpture

metal - bronze

stone - marble

About Robert P. Baker

Born: London, England 1886 Died: Hyannis, Massachusetts 1940

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