Umlauf Online Exhibitions

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1985.01.009_Reclining Nude (5).jpg
Cast bronze. The nude female figure is posed in a reclining position without any support under her torso; Umlauf may have eliminated the model's support to focus solely on her form.

1985.01.098_Lovers I (1).jpg
Cast bronze. The sculpture depicts a man and a woman embracing and sharing a passionate kiss. Their bodies are closely pressed together, so that there is little space between them. The surface of the sculpture is heavily molded, leaving traces of the…

1985.01.051_Figure of Boy (2).jpg
Cast bronze. The sculpture portrays a young nude boy, modeled after Umlauf's youngest son, Tom. The child stands upright with his hands at his sides and his face tilted towards the sky. His belly protrudes outward.

1985.01.05_Bambino su Cuscino (1).jpg
Cast bronze. A chubby infant rests with its back on a pillow. Both of its legs are lifted into the air, above its body. Both of the infant's hands grasp its right foot, bringing its toes near its mouth.

Umlauf titled this work only in Italian, a…

1985.01.046_Eve (1).jpg
Cast bronze. The standing female figure's arms are raised and her hands overlap over her eyes. Eve's pose is interpreted as shielding her eyes from God's wrath after the fall of man. Her softness and vulnerability was characteristic of Umlauf's work…

1985.01.012_St. Francis with Birds (1).jpg
Cast bronze. St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals, stands slightly bent forward with his arms lifted and palms facing outward, as if he were giving a blessing. At the base of the sculpture sit three birds looking upwards at St. Francis.…

1985.01.058_Rhino (1).jpg
Cast bronze. Sculpture is of a mature male rhinoceros. Umlauf was inspired by the shape of the rhinoceros during his many trips to the Chicago Zoo during his youth.

1985.01.059_Wild Boar (5).jpg
Cast bronze. The piece depicts a running wild boar. Texture and pose animate the sculpture.

1985.01.053_Rooster (3).jpg
Cast bronze. This sculpture features a rooster with its beak open, holding its wings out to its side. The bronze casting retains the indentations and textures of Umlauf's original 1964 clay model.

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