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Modern Sculpture

If ancient sculpture underwent many extraordinary developments over the course of the centuries, it distinguishes itself, nevertheless, from more recent creations, which present a highly pronounced taste for risk and experimentation. Indeed, artists try to free themselves of European traditions, based on the model of the body and its muscle structure.

At the turn of the 20th century, we note in some a strong desire to disassociate themselves from realism and naturalism, by putting to the proof the very limits of subjectivity. As painter Paul Klee said: "The followers of modern sculpture try less to imitate the visible than to render visible." These sculptors adopted an approach for the treatment of volumes without precedent. Certain works were inspired by Cubist theories, while others depicted movement.

Modern sculpture is similar to movements such as Expressionism, Futurism, Cubism, Realism, and follows diverse paths. It is generally associated with the works of Constantin Brancusi, Henri Matisse, Umberto Boccioni and Henri Laurens.

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