Embrace (finished study)

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

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)
Artist
Date
ca. 1933
Location
Dimensions
17 128 586 in. (44.522.015.2 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Tessim Zorach

Mediums
Mediums Description
cast and painted plaster
Classifications
Keywords
  • Recreation – courting
  • Study
  • Figure group – nude
Object Number
1970.65.15
Palette
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