Umlauf Online Exhibitions

Garden Sculptures

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Title

Garden Sculptures

Description

The sculptures in this collection are situated in the UMLAUF Museum garden.

Items in the Garden Sculptures Collection

Supplication
Cast bronze. This abstract piece features a female figure with her torso twisted into a slight s-shape, head bent backwards, arms bent, and hands clasped together near her chin. The woman's posture and gesture represent supplication, a concept that…

Madonna & Child
Cast bronze. The piece features a woman looking downward and holding a child seated in her lap. The child is looking upward at the woman; its arms are raised and its elbows are held at 90° angles. This is an abstract interpretation of the iconic…

Spirit of Flight
Cast bronze. The figure is a winged man with his head tilted towards the sky. His arms and wings are stretched upward. This is a scale model for the 17' tall fountain installation at the Dallas Love Field Airport. In 1959, jurors for the Dallas Love…

Reclining Figure I
Cast bronze. The reclining female figure holds both hands behind her head, revealing deep waves of draped fabric surrounding her body and legs. She has nothing behind her to support her reclining position. The woman's body rests on a platform…

Muse II (head detail)
Cast bronze. The work features the head and neck detail of Muse II, one of three muse sculptures Umaluf created for a major University of Texas at Austin commission in 1963. The muse's head is tilted sideways and upward, and she gazes into the…

St. Michael & Lucifer
Cast bronze. The sculpture depicts St. Michael stabbing Lucifer with a long spear. St. Michael has smooth outspread wings, and a long flowing cape. His facial features are cherubic. Lucifer has a youthful appearance; his hair is shoulder-length, and…

War Mother
A crouched female figure rests her head in her enlarged hands. She kneels on one knee while her frail child clings to her. The large hands, which denote strength, were typical of Umlauf's work from the 1930s-early 50s. War Mother was Umaluf's…

Pietà
Cast bronze. The sculpture features the Virgin Mary holding Jesus, who is slumped forward, after he was taken down from the cross. Behind them sits Mary Magdalene, her arms raised and her face and eyes turned upward.

The work is a unique…

Refugees II
Cast bronze. A standing woman, hunched forward, clutches a young child against her chest. Both figures have exaggerated facial features and elongated limbs. The woman looks out into the distance, while the child gazes upward, wide-eyed, at the woman.…

John the Baptist
Cast bronze. The figure is a portrayal of John the Baptist, who appears to be in mid stride. He is dressed in a long robe and animal hide cloak. His left arm is held downward across his midsection, and his right arm is held upward across his chest.…

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