Per Kirkeby: Bronze
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The oeuvre of Danish artist Per Kirkeby encompassed painting, drawing, sculpture, fiction, poetry and essays, and film. When his work is considered in depth, it becomes evident that across all of these mediums certain motifs and themes recur, passing from drawing to etching to blackboard to sculpture to painting and back again. Along with a great selection of Kirkeby’s bronzes, drawings and paintings, the book provides several depictions of and reflections on his sources of inspiration.No sooner did Kirkeby’s early bronze sculptures enter his paintings as half-visible fragments of bodies than he expressed this new landscape of logs, stumps and caves in bronze. Here, nature and body become two sides of the same coin – his standing figures are barely distinguishable from standing trees.Published for the exhibition Per Kirkeby – Bronze at the Louisiana, this book presents a large number of the artist’s bronze sculptures, also recounting how the artist worked with bronze and the role that these pieces came to play in his work.
ISBN 9788793659292. Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.