Fýkur yfir hæðir

Fýkur yfir hæðir

Ásmundur Sveinsson

  • Year : 1933
  • Height : 95 cm
  • Width : 50 cm
  • Category : Skúlptúr
  • Sub-category : Málmskúlptúr

Location: Hallveigarstaðir, Túngata. Moorland Flight was made when Ásmundur lived and worked in the old leprosy hospital at Laugarnes in Reykjavík, 1931–3. The sculpture depicts a woman holding a baby in her arms. In this work the artist distils the human figure into a few essential features, seeking to bring out the mass in the work, while also endowing the piece with a graceful movement through the female figure. The texture is smooth and even, serving primarily to define the forms and the mass. While the artist observes the proportions of the human body, there is no attempt at visual illusion, and thus the sculpture gives an impression symbolic significance.

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