ArtsFebruary 21, 2013 at 5:00 am

Campus Gems: Seated Woman

“Seated Woman” is a bronze sculpture, by Herbert Seiler, of—surprise, surprise!—a seated woman, outside Fagin Hall. Where is Fagin Hall? If you aren’t a nurse you might not have ventured to this part of campus before. If that is the case, then you’re missing this misses. The stylized, abstract figure is both attentive and relaxed. Her distorted proportions and carved curves offer a romanticized perception of the female form. Meanwhile, her inquisitive gaze grabs your attention. The sculpture is one of Seiler’s many seated women that are featured all across the country and the world. A sculptor from Czechoslovakia who spent an extended period of his life in Greece, Austria and Ethiopia, Seiler’s global traveling greatly influenced his work. Accordingly, he used a vast range of materials, from iron to postage stamps and had depicted a large array of subjects, from tribal groups to floral still lives.

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