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Liuba Wolf

Untitled Brooch


Liuba Wolf
Sofia, Bulgaria, 1923 – São Paulo, Brazil, 2005


Untitled Brooch


About 1963


Gold, 2/2


6.8 x 8.5 x 0.9 cm


Gift of Hélène C. Bossé in memory of Cécile and Gérard Baillargeon, inv. 2019.91


Decorative Arts and Design

The sculptural works of Liuba Wolf exist in the realm between figuration and abstraction. Her hybrid vocabulary reflects Pre-Columbian, African and Cycladic influences in search of a universal visual language rooted in ancestral forms. Her highly stylized biomorphic works are evocative of birds taking flight. They are characterized by a sense of archaic monumentality achieved through the simplification of form and underscoring of volume. Primarily known for her large bronze sculptures, the artist deftly translates her sculptural aesthetic to a jewellery scale, as evidenced by this brooch, initially purchased from the artist during the São Paulo Art Biennial in 1963.

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