Gaudier-Brzeska


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Gaudier-Brzeska

Henri , original name Henri Gaudier. 1891--1915, French vorticist sculptor
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By Henri Gaudier-Brzeska. Cambridge: Adams House and Lowell House Printers, 1965.
Instead, Jim Ede bought most of the collection for what must have been little more than a song, and subsequently wrote the definitive book about Gaudier-Brzeska, Savage Messiah, which was the basis for Ken Russell's 1960s film of the same title.
Davenport appropriately employs the principles of the Poundian ideogram in an assemblage whose subject was one of Pound's most gifted proteges, the artist Henri Gaudier-Brzeska. "The Bowmen of Shu" is a Poundian medley of syncretic image rhymes, accretions of isolate elements within an integral field.
Indeed, the book is organized along these lines: the first part, "Critique," unmasks Woolf's and Eliot's romantic modernism, and the second part, "Connection," introduces classical modernism with Hulme as John the Baptist to Gaudier-Brzeska's Christ.
(P & P 7: 191) Gone is Pound's concern about Rome's decadence or its tendency to produce empty copies of copies of artworks (Gaudier-Brzeska 106, 110).
Even so, the roster of the dead cannot help triggering counterfactual 'what-ifs', based on those precocious talents whose lives and art were so pointlessly curtailed a century ago: Umberto Boccioni, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, August Macke, Franz Marc, Isaac Rosenberg and many more.
When speaking of primary influences on his own practice, Silver mentions figures such as Jacob Epstein, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, and Louise Bourgeois (and her marble works in particular), and it seems a detail of no small importance that all these artists leave in view the original stone block from which their sculpture is extracted.
The association of nudity with personal liberation is tackled in these excellent essays and we are reminded that that First World War period tearaway Nine Hamnett discovered her ravishing beauty when she posed nude for the sculptor Gaudier-Brzeska.
Occasional contributor and Imagist poet John Cournos, in an article celebrating the Vorticist sculptor and war casualty Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, cast the late sculptor's life as just such a struggle for creative independence against external constraints: "Gaudier-Brzeska's career ...
The first room is dominated, and rightly so, by Henri Gaudier-Brzeska's Wrestlers (cast 1965; Fig.
Eliot from his bank job, or to keep the sculptor Henri Gaudier-Brzeska from having to scrounge for marble.
Besides the Bloomsbury coterie, the cast would include Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, William Roberts, Frederick and Jessie Etchells, Winifred Gill, Nina Hamnett, Roald Kristian, Cuthbert Hamilton, Edward Wadsworth and Edward Wolfe.