High-Light: Alina Szapocznikow

This Polish sculpter uses the mediums of bronze, cement, polyester, marble, etc. to exemplify her brilliant dismembered pieces. One of my favorite, below, is 'Wielkie brzuchy' (big bellies), a marble piece she made in 1968. She reassembles the body by liberating the soft, pudgy stomach of a woman - stacking the same piece on top of each other, doubling the sensual and loving pleasures of the body.

other great works by her:

"Portret wielokrotny (dwukrotny)" (Multiplied Portrait [double]), 1967, colored polyester resin

Alina Szapocznikow, "Kroczące usta", 1966 ( photograph of work courtesy Piotr Stanisławski)

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