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Ásmundur Sveinsson

Kona að strokka

Year
1934
Height
190 cm
Width
90 cm
Category
Skúlptúr
Sub-category
Málmskúlptúr

Location: At Árbær Museum and by Íslandsbanki bank. The work, made by Ásmundur in Reykjavík in 1934, depicts a woman churning milk into butter. Woman with a Churn is, like many of Ásmundur’s works of that period, a solid, massy piece. Everything is done to emphasise the weight and mass. The sculpture is a static composition comprising two elements in absolute equilibrium, based on vertical and horizontal forces. Only the posture of the head lends the piece a slight elasticity. While the artist has placed the emphasis on form, the piece is a naturalistic depiction of the traditional method of making butter, and an ode to the women of Iceland, past and present.

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