Girl with Absinthe

Bedřich Stefan

Bedřich Stefan - Girl with Absinthe
In the first half of the 1920s, Bedřich Stefan followed the civility example of Otto Gutfreund and worked with a roundly modelled simplified form, coloured fired clay and themes from day-to-day life. His early work also resonates with poetism and its effort to lyricize day-to-day reality. The theme of this sculpture, which represents the poetic aspect of civilist sculpture, is similar to the avant-garde Devětsil art group’s passion for night life in the modern city. The mysterious elegant woman sipping a drink (as was popular among Paris’s turn-of-the-century bohemians) is based on the demimonde of bars, cafés and houses of entertainment.
measurements: height 45 cm
width 35 cm
depth 40 cm
material: coloured fired clay
inventory number: P 6610
gallery collection: Collection of 19th Century Art and Classical Modernism
licence: copyrighted work

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