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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Brancusi, Constantin 1876-1957. Romanian-born sculptor who settled in Paris in 1904. He broke sharply with the realist tradition, making abstract sculptures, chiefly in metal and stone, of great geometric simplicity.

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  • n. Romanian sculptor noted for abstractions of animal forms (1876-1957)

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Examples

  • Brancusi is designed to illuminate rooms with a high ceiling using a large, integrated aluminium reflector.

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  • Brancusi is in its element in rooms with a high ceiling, where its superior light easily illuminates the entire room and its large surface complements the dimensions of the room.

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  • Critics were baffled by Marcel Duchamp’s Nude Descending a Staircase, and were incensed by Matisse’s nudes, Picasso’s cubist paintings, and Constantin Brancusi’s roughly-hewn block.

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  • The book that Cabinet has just produced on presidential doodles makes me want to echo the court’s question in Brancusi v. United States: are the doodles by U.S. presidents actually art?

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  • But the Brancusi is a miracle, whereas the Gaudier-Brzeska is workmanlike.

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  • From its founding the Norton has been famous for its masterpieces of 19th century and 20th century painting and sculpture by European artists such as Brancusi, Gauguin, Matisse, Miró, Monet, Picasso and by Americans such as Davis,

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  • The spun-sugar Brancusi-like sculptures are as fragile as glass ... and can shatter without any warning.

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  • A front view of the falcon graces the front of the catalog, and the back cover features a view of the bird from behind that is so modern it could be a Brancusi, he adds.

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  • Some drama occurred when a bidding war erupted between two telephone bidders over Constantin Brancusi 's stylized portrait of an infant's head, "The First Cry."

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  • The cantaloupe-size Brancusi was only expected to sell for up to $10 million.

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