-influenced by his previous art
-similar to Rodin's "Walking Man"
-looks to Rodin's fragmented forms
-almond shaped eyes like choros figure. no sense of jawline. Cycladic and Ancient Archaic art
-egg shaped...incubation period in art history
-as he makes more they become more geometric
"The French Girl, the First Step"
-a wood sculpture...wood was considered low art, but Brancusi was challenging this
parts of "Targu Jiu"
-Table of Silence
-Gate of the Kiss
Table of Silence
-at the edge of the park
-surrounded by 12 hourglass chairs
-speaks to mourning the dead or silence of the deceased
Gate of the Kiss
-speaks to the vernacular architecture in Romania
-a kiss plays a part the the funerary tradition
-thought men couldn't pass peacefully if they hadn't experienced marriage so this is trying to make up for those who hadn't
-"supporting the vault of the sky," "stairway to Heaven"
-the incomplete one on top is a reference to life cut short