Williams Center for Facial Plastic Surgery
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ALTHOUGH Constantin Brancusi (1876-1956) thrived during the early part of the past century and left a manifest footprint on 20th-century Western sculpture, his work transcends the constraints of his time, tradition, and culture. Without an exegesis on the man and his philosophy, the universal and timeless qualities of his sculpture are nevertheless immediately apparent even to the casual observer. Brancusi was unaccustomed to offer insightful remarks or revelations about his work but shrouded his comments in aphorisms that rendered straightforward analysis difficult. Moreover, he insisted that scholars reserve their intellectual scrutiny of his work until after his death. Brancusi himself was an enigmatic man, seen in extremes, as an ascetic living alone with his canine companion, Polaire, or as a bon vivant attending grand premieres or consorting with wealthy American patrons.
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