Bronze, mineral composites, mineral pigments, steel
252 x 125 x 77 cm; 236 x 102 x 60 cm; 220 x 97 x 50 cm; 210 x 95 x 45 cm; 201 x 85.5 x 45 cm
This quiet and elegant head of a muse is conceived by the modern master sculptor Brancusi. The spherical form implies integration and fusion, while the upturned gesture of a Painted Terracotta Statue from the Tang Dynasty reflects the re-emergence of a majestic willpower in traditional culture. The simplicity of terracotta stands in contrast to the vast power and hard lustre of metal, revealing dramatically distinct textures. The imposing manner of the Heavenly Guardian and the purity of the Sleeping Muse produce an emotional contrast. Such an absurd visual effect perfectly embodies the balance of force and belief.