BRONZE, NUMBERED 7/8
FRANCE, C. 1928
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In 1908 he went to Paris where his artistic style underwent some change. Influenced once by Rodin’s post romantic lyric style, this was replaced by the influence of Maillol’s more rigorous and sensual style and then eventually by the Cubists. In 1911 Picasso produced his first cubist sculpture, and it was in this same year that Csaky created la Tete Cubiste.
After World War I, during which he fought in the French army, Csaky, still under the cubist influence, continued to examine the human form through his sculpture. From 1919 he began to explore abstraction. He sculpted into stone tangles of spheres, cones, and cylinders. After 1928 he returned to a more realistic style of sculpture.