Construction of Volume Relations (Rapports des Volumes), by Georges Vantongerloo (Belgian, 1886-1965), 1921, mahogany wood Dimensions: 41 x 14.4 x 14.5 cm (16 1/8 x 5 5/8 x 5 3/4”)
The original sculpture appears wider and heftier in person than in this rendering. The hardwood’s squareness and density roots the composition and contrasts boldly with the composition’s voids. The mahogany of the original has darker, polished hues and each block face has a unique texture.
Model by J. Beetem, texture by L. Beetem. Original held by the Museum of Modern Art, NYC. Created as transformative use to investigate spatial relationships in this work.