Melpomene - muse of tragedy A.P./8

More Works By Richard Tosczak Bronze 2013
17 × 14 × 7.5 in 43.18 × 35.56 × 19.05 cm

About Melpomene - muse of tragedy A.P./8

This expressive and elegant sculpture by Canadian artist Richard Tosczak captures the movement of a female figure balancing on one foot. Known for his beautiful figurative work, Tosczak’s pieces are rendered from pen and ink drawings. Cast in bronze in a dark blue and black patina, this is one in an edition of 8.

“The figurative works of the last few years are overtly anonymous and convey an intense introspection. Even those figures, inspired by dynamic activities such as dance and contact improvisation, give the impression they are turning inward into themselves.” Richard Tosczak

Born in Belgium, Richard Tosczak studied philosophy and sculpture at the University of Alberta. At that time, Tosczak began working in steel and was influenced by a number of his professors who appreciated the work of a British abstract sculptor, Sir Anthony Caro considered one of the greatest sculptors of his generation. Further studies were pursued in France with another internationally acclaimed classic sculptor, Martine Vaugel. Tosczak has exhibited in Canada, Brazil and in Europe. His work is held in private, public and corporate collections in Canada.