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A key member of the avant-garde in Paris in the early 20th century, Alexander Archipenko chose the title of this stylized nude from a controversial (and scandalous) German play about the sexual awakening of a young woman. Archipenko had already become famous as one of the earliest Cubist sculptors, second only to Picasso in employing the style in a three-dimensional form. He abandoned the Academic style taught to him in Kiev, studying the simple and solid forms of early Egyptian, Greek, and Assyrian art as well as avant-garde innovations, choosing instead of now static neo-classical forms to use faceted planes...
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