Umlauf Online Exhibitions

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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…

1985.01.021_Seated Bather (4).jpg
Cast bronze. The seated female figure is perched on a pedestal. Her knees are bent towards her chest, and her torso is slightly twisted to the right. Like many of Umlauf's human figures, the subject's head is turned upward and she appears to be…

1985.01.038_Skater (1).jpg
Cast bronze. The inspiration for the sculpture was figure skater Peggy Fleming. The figure appears to be beginning an axel jump, and the sculpture is balanced on a single blade. She wears a "skater dress" and her hair is short and voluminous.

1985.01.049_Reclining Nude (1).jpg
Cast bronze. The figure is a nude woman reclining on her left side. She is leaning back against a textured, oblong pedestal. Her hair is pulled up in a wavy bun, and she looks over her right shoulder into the distance.

Reclining figures and nudes…

1985.01.016_Nun (2).jpg
Cast bronze. The female figure stands with her eyes closed, head slightly bowed, and hands clasped together in prayer. She is dressed in in a habit and wimple, and a rosary is incised into her garment.

1985.01.024_The Kiss (1).jpg
Cast bronze. The piece features a man and a woman kissing. The man is standing upright and holding the woman across her back and thighs. The woman's right leg extends outward horizontally, while her left leg is crossed over her right leg. French…

1985.01.001_Mother & Child (1).jpg
Cast bronze. A standing woman holds her infant against her chest, while the infant gazes into the distance. The mother's upward gaze is characteristic of many of Umlauf's sculptures. "Mother & child" was one of Umlauf's favorite subjects, which he…

1985.01.037_Woman (2).jpg
Indiana limestone. The figure is a woman posing with her head titled sideways and backwards; her arms are held in a cradling position in front of her torso. This is an abstract interpretation of the female form, influenced by Cubist sculpture, and it…

1985.01.008_Pietà (1).jpg
Cast bronze. The sculpture depicts the traditional pietà scene of Mary, mother of Jesus, holding her deceased son. Umlauf originally created the sculpture in stoneware in 1958, and cast it in bronze in 1963.

1985.01.025_Family (1).jpg
Cast bronze. The piece features a family of three. The father stands in the center; his left arm is behind the mother and his right arm holds the child. The mother stands to the left of the father; her right arm is around the father, and her left arm…
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