“Simplicity is not an end in art, but we usually arrive at simplicity as we approach the true sense of things.”
Constantin Brancusi, pioneer of modern sculpture, was born on this day in 1876. Fishis an embodiment of an idea, depicting a fish’s movements through water and the moving water itself. Brancusi described the sculpture as the fish’s “speed, its floating, flashing body seen through the water…the flash of its spirit.” Learn more.
[Constantin Brancusi. Fish. Paris 1930. Blue-gray marble, marble, limestone. Acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest. © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris]