Ecstasy

  • Francisco Albert, Ecstasy, n.d., bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1946.7.1

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The Smithsonian American Art Museum acquired this sculpture in 1946, the same year the Museum held a large exhibition of Francisco Albert's work. Albert lived most of his life in Mexico, and this exhibition was the first significant introduction of his work to America. He worked in a variety of materials, including crystal, stone, and wood, but chose to cast many of his sculptures in bronze. Ecstasy retains the imprints of the artist's fingers as he worked over the original clay, and these intricately modeled surfaces enhance the sensuousness of the bronze figure.

Title
Ecstasy
Artist
Date
n.d.
On View
Dimensions
22 3/8 x 8 x 14 3/4 in. (56.7 x 20.3 x 37.6 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure female – nude
  • Allegory – passion – joy
  • State of being – emotion – happiness
Object Number
1946.7.1
Palette
Linked Open Data
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