Alicia Penalba (1913-1982)


Voyageur des Nuits




153 x 31 x 24 cm

Edition of 6 + 3 E/A

Foundry: Susse Fondeur, Paris


Alicia Penalba, Malba, Buenos Aires, Argentina, cat. n° 27A


This bronze sculpture with the title Night Traveler was conceived by Alicia Penalba in 1958 and cast in an edition of 6 + 3 E/A by Susse Fondeurs, Paris.

The title of this sculpture suggests a sense of journeying or exploration during the nighttime. It could encompass a range of interpretations, each conveying a unique atmosphere and meaning. It might depict a solitary figure navigating through the darkness of the night. This could symbolize a metaphorical or literal journey taken during nighttime hours, highlighting the mysteries and uncertainties that come with exploring the unknown. The title could evoke a sense of mysticism or spiritual journeying. The sculpture might convey a traveler's quest for self-discovery, enlightenment, or deeper understanding through their nighttime experiences. "Voyageur des Nuits" could hint at a dreamscape or fantastical journey that unfolds during the night. The sculpture might feature imaginative elements, surreal landscapes, or magical creatures that exist in the realm of dreams. Nighttime often provides a quiet and introspective atmosphere. The sculpture could depict a traveler engaged in contemplation, perhaps reflecting on their experiences, memories, or aspirations. The sculpture might capture the emotional journey of a "voyageur" traveling through various emotional states during the night, portraying a range of feelings and experiences. The interpretation of this sculpture is influenced by Penalba's intent, creative choices, and the context in which the artwork was presented.


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