Françoise van den Bosch

two-part object, 1974

patinated brass
11,5 x 10,5 x 12 cm
incorrectly mentioned catalogue FvdB, 1978
inventory number 197.2015

gift from the Robert Schlingemann estate, Amsterdam

The glowing color of the patinated brass is wonderful. It gives the heavy, angular form a soft and tactile character. The two parts merge fluently. They protect and strengthen each other, and they seem to be charged with something deeper and psychological. Françoise did not have an easy life but she resisted it with courage. “I have always worked with metals,” she said in 1975. “Metals are very hard, they challenge me. Metal reflects something, it is resilient, it also opposes you and it can hurt you. Exploring all those properties fascinates me.”

Bosch van den Francoise - inv nr xx - two part object pat brass 1974 2Bosch van den Francoise - inv nr xx - two part object pat brass 1974 1


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