Thursday, April 23, 2015

kiki smith Mary Magdelene

This piece is called Mary Magdalene (1994). This sculpture made of silicon bronze and forged steel. Smith is a non traditional female nude sculptor. he figure is without skin everywhere but her face, breasts and the area surrounding her navel. She wears a chain around her ankle; her face is relatively undetailed and is turned upwards. Smith has said that when making Mary Magdalene she was inspired by depictions of Mary Magdalene in Southern German sculpture, where she was depicted as a "wild woman".  

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