Groupe Mobile

Groupe Mobile is a term Brancusi attributed to the configurations of sculptures and their bases which he continually re-arranged and photographed in his studio constituting an ongoing visual journal of his work.
Nocturne, 2009 silver gelatin print

Nocturne, 2009 silver gelatin print

Your chance is not the same as my chance, just as your throw of the dice will rarely be the same as mine

—Marcel Duchamp, quoted in Calvin Tomkins The Bride and the Bachelors (New York: Penguin, 1968

Frantisek Kupka, Nocturne, 1911, MUMOK, Vienna

Frantisek Kupka, Nocturne, 1911, MUMOK, Vienna

Horse chestnut, St. Peter’s churchyard

Horse chestnut, St. Peter’s churchyard

Diana from Cocteau’s ‘La Belle et La Bete’, 1946

Diana from Cocteau’s ‘La Belle et La Bete’, 1946

Brancusi was intrigued not so much by myth as by the miracle of metamorphosis, of matter in flux.

—Natalia Dumitresco and Alexandre Istrati: ‘Brancusi:1876-1956’ in ‘Brancusi’ published by Faber and Faber 1988

Constantin Brancusi
Crystallisations in a bath of photographic fix, 1932
copyright: photo agency RMN

Constantin Brancusi

Crystallisations in a bath of photographic fix, 1932

copyright: photo agency RMN

photo:  Constantin Brancusi. Copyright : photo agency RMN

photo:  Constantin Brancusi. Copyright : photo agency RMN