A subtle sad face. Wooden sculpture
I would place somewhere between the Modigliani sculptures, the masks of tribal Africa and the Moai statues from Easter Island.
I have trouble reading the emotions in this piece of wood correctly. Because the fact that the artist wanted to tell us something by carving this face is certain. There is a bit of sadness, a kind of nostalgia in it. This is a sculpture that I would place somewhere between the Modigliani sculptures, the masks of tribal Africa and the Moai statues from Easter Island.
The artist signed his work. This is Paul Bourdo. Unfortunately, in the sources available to me, I found nothing about him. He can't be an amateur. The way he connected his face to its base is, I think, masterful. The sculpture and base form an absolutely homogenous whole. And sometimes great artists had a problem with that.
The sculpture is large, made of exotic wood. Probably made of mahogany, although I won't give a head for it. It's 67 centimeters tall, with a 14-centimeter square in the base.