This sculpture was used to illustrate a quote by Albert Schweitzer for the Container Corporation of America. Rudolf Hoflehner created many pieces inspired by the human figure and often welded large spheres and wedges on top of spindles to suggest exaggerated male and female forms. The heavy materials and dramatic structure express the political and psychic conflicts of the twentieth century.
“The difficulty of our time is a difficulty of the human spirit.”– Albert Schweitzer, 1875 – 1965. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.
- ca. 1971
- 38 1⁄8 x 15 x 20 in. (96.9 x 38.1 x 50.8 cm.)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Container Corporation of America
- Mediums Description
- bronze on wood and marble base
- Portrait male – Schweitzer, Albert
- Figure male – full length
- Abstract – geometric
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