Jim Dine: The Glyptotek Drawings Online Exhibition
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Seven Views of the Hermaphrodite
Charcoal and chalk
24 3/4 x 18 1/2 inches
In 1990 Dine traveled to the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen, where he spent seven days in the galleries to create this seven-part work, based on a statue of a hermaphrodite.
To highlight the subject's dual sexuality, antique sculptures of hermaphrodites typically display the figure in a complex, twisting pose. In each drawing, Dine depicted the figure from a different viewpoint. The sequence invokes the movement of the turning figure and its ability to define the space around it.
© 2011 Jim Dine / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York