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The Prophet
Bronze
1974

The Rodin-like texture of this work is a sharp contrast to Baskin’s usually smooth or swathed figures. Having switched from working in clay to working in plaster in the late sixties, the new medium allowed Baskin the opportunity to achieve a variety of surfaces. The subject, however, has classic Baskin iconography. The figure is almost obscured by its garmenting save a general visage and the prominent hands. Baskin has stated that the hands, along with the eyes, are often a reflection of one’s soul.

 




The Prophet  I  Strabismic Jew  I  T. E. (Thomas Eakins)  I  Wisdom Lights up a Person’s Face I  The Raptor  I  On Rosh Hoshanna it is Inscribed  I  On Yom Kippur it is Sealed  I  Mourning Mother  I  Crow II  I  Medea in Her Magic-Making Costume  I  Self Portrait  I  Man of Peace  I  Vashti  I  Euripides  I  Solon  I  Socrates  I  Aristophanes  I  Aristotle  I  Universal Man  I  Red Cloud  I  Scorpion  I  Frog  I  Bacon’s Boar  I  Spider  I  Abundant Bird  I  LB AET S 56  I Hanged Man  I  Bird  I  FDR: Cortege - Mourning Woman I  FDR: Cortege - Study for Mourning Woman I  Rainbow Bird  I  Mexican Self Portrait  I  Dead Man  I  Lazarus  I Ostrich I D is for Demon I An Iris For Lisa I Thistle and Blue Flower I Thistle and Yellow Flower I Red Flower  I  Profiles  I  Medea (sculpture)  I   LB AET S 70  I  Ann Arbor Holocaust Memorial Maquette #3  I  Masks  I  Of Making Many Books There is No End And Much Study is a Weariness of the Flesh I  Birdman  I In Memory of Louis Black I  Saint Anthony of Padua