Constantin Brâncuși, ‘The beginning of the world’, 1924, Kröller-Müller Museum
Constantin Brâncuși, ‘The beginning of the world’, 1924, Kröller-Müller Museum
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The beginning of the world, 1924

Bronze
6 1/2 × 11 1/5 × 6 1/10 in
16.5 × 28.5 × 15.5 cm
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Kröller-Müller Museum
Otterlo
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Perfect beauty
The nickname for The beginning of the world is ‘Brancusi’s egg’. According to the …

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Perfect beauty
The nickname for The beginning of the world is ‘Brancusi’s egg’. According to the artist, this asymmetrical oval represents perfect beauty. The reduced, compact form refers not only to the beginning of the world, but also to the origins and mystery of human life.

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A significant part …

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Constantin Brâncuși
Romanian-French, 1876–1957
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Seminal modern sculptor Constantin Brancusi created metal castings and carvings in stone and wood …

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Seminal modern sculptor Constantin Brancusi created metal castings and carvings in stone and wood that, unadorned and reduced in form, fulfilled his famous principle: “What is real is not the appearance, but the idea, the essence of things.” After moving to Paris from his native Romania, Brancusi was invited to study …

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Constantin Brâncuși, ‘The beginning of the world’, 1924, Kröller-Müller Museum
Constantin Brâncuși, ‘The beginning of the world’, 1924, Kröller-Müller Museum
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About the work
Kröller-Müller Museum
Otterlo
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Perfect beauty
The nickname for The beginning of the world is ‘Brancusi’s egg’. According to the …

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Perfect beauty
The nickname for The beginning of the world is ‘Brancusi’s egg’. According to the artist, this asymmetrical oval represents perfect beauty. The reduced, compact form refers not only to the beginning of the world, but also to the origins and mystery of human life.

Penetrate to the core
A significant part …

Read more
Constantin Brâncuși
Romanian-French, 1876–1957
Follow

Seminal modern sculptor Constantin Brancusi created metal castings and carvings in stone and wood …

Read more

Seminal modern sculptor Constantin Brancusi created metal castings and carvings in stone and wood that, unadorned and reduced in form, fulfilled his famous principle: “What is real is not the appearance, but the idea, the essence of things.” After moving to Paris from his native Romania, Brancusi was invited to study …

Read more

The beginning of the world, 1924

Bronze
6 1/2 × 11 1/5 × 6 1/10 in
16.5 × 28.5 × 15.5 cm
Permanent collection
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