Embrace (finished study)

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

Artwork Details

Title
Embrace (finished study)
Date
ca. 1933
Dimensions
17 128 586 in. (44.522.015.2 cm.)
Credit Line
Gift of Tessim Zorach
Mediums
Mediums Description
cast and painted plaster
Classifications
Keywords
  • Recreation — courting
  • Study
  • Figure group — nude
Object Number
1970.65.15

Artwork Description

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.