Floating Figure

  • William Zorach, Floating Figure, 1922, cast plaster, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Tessim Zorach and Dahlov Ipcar, 1968.154.3

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William Zorach was inspired to make Floating Figure by the woman who taught his family to swim and by what he called a “deep feeling of pleasure from the sea.” Zorach simplified his female figures because he believed that the human body, when reduced to its basic forms, was “a thing of sheer beauty.”

Title
Floating Figure
Artist
Date
1922
On View
Dimensions
8 1/2 x 32 x 6 in. (21.6 x 81.4 x 15.3 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Tessim Zorach and Dahlov Ipcar

Mediums
Mediums Description
cast plaster
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure female – nude
Object Number
1968.154.3
Palette
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