Treasures of the Swope
The Swope collection contains a number of sculptures, and one of the most popular and dramatic is “Cretan Woman” by Boris Lovet-Lorski, a Lithuanian-born sculptor, lithographer and painter who contributed significantly to the American Art Deco movement.
Her exotic, narrow, slanted eyes are a unique characteristic of the artist’s sculpted heads, which he termed a Gothic-eye. Included in his major solo exhibition at Washington, D.C.’s Cororan Gallery of Art in 1939, “Cretan Woman” exemplifies Lovet-Lorski’s approach to sculpture in the 1920s and 1930s: “Not naturalism, but stylization of the human body carried to such a degree of perfection that it creates real life, more real than the life we actually live.”
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Coming Soon at the Swope:
77th Annual Wabash Valley Exhibition
November 5 – January 9
Celebrating artists from Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio. Works were selected by juror Drék Davis. Click here for more info about the history of this annual juried exhibition and about our juror.