This modest yet very lifelike bronze statue, designed by Jan Alfons Keustermans in 1978, was originally designed as a tomb for Mark Macken, his teacher at the Highter Istitute in Antwerp. Shocked by his sudden death, he created a sculpture who's expression doesn't symbolize the impermanence of the body but the immortality of the muse.
The smooth, natural forms of the body are stylized but very recognizable. The atist took a lot of thought to realise the piece. He takes on a style, not from nature, but to play on its forms to achieve the natural representation. It remains in a search for palance between matter and spirit; a monumental figurative idiom.
The stooped posture with knees drawn up, the tender gesture of the hands and the facial expression of the girl witnesses sorrow, devotion and reflection.
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Scanned : Photogrammetry (Processed using Agisoft PhotoScan)