Embrace (finished study)

  • William Zorach, Embrace (finished study), ca. 1933, plaster, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Tessim Zorach, 1970.65.15

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Embrace is a study for a large-scale sculpture that was cast in bronze. This is a portrayal of intimate physical love, but also represents the intensity of emotion and profound closeness of the lovers. To William Zorach, love was a fundamental, universal part of life and he was astonished at its lack of representation as a theme in sculpture during that time.

Title
Embrace (finished study)
Artists
Date
ca. 1933
On View
Dimensions
17 1/2 x 8 5/8 x 6 in. (44.5 x 22.0 x 15.2 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Tessim Zorach

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Study
  • Figure group – nude
  • Recreation – courting
Object Number
1970.65.15
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