Title: The Mountain
Date: 1937
Artist: Aristide Maillol
French, 1861–1944
Medium: lead
65 3/4 x 72 3/4 x 29 1/2 in. (167 x 184.8 x 74.9 cm)
weight: 1980 lb. (898.1 kg)
base: 38 x 71 x 31 in. (96.5 x 180.3 x 78.7 cm)
Credit Line: Funds given by Mr. and Mrs. Sydney M. Shoenberg and Mr. and Mrs. Sydney M. Shoenberg Jr., by exchange
Object Number: 233:1980
Current Location: On View, Outdoor, South Lawn
A seated female figure bends over with one knee raised in a triangular form that suggests a mountain. Her lower right leg is embedded in the statue’s base, expressing a sense of union with the earth. Aristide Maillol concentrated on the female nude throughout his long career. This work was modeled on his teenage model and muse Dina Vierny. The monumentality of the sculpture is offset by the movement of her wind-blown hair.
Exhibition History
Title: People at the Art Museum
Date: July 7- September 9, 2001
Venue: Saint Louis Art Museum
Publication History
Title: See for Yourself: The Human Figure
Periodical Title: A Gallery Guide for The Saint Louis Art Museum
Publisher: Saint Louis Art Museum
Title: Sculpture, Trees And Transit In Museum's New Terrace
Periodical Title: St. Louis Post Dispatch
Edition: June 13, 1982
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