Study for the Witch
Bronze with light brown patina
H. 29 cm with a grey veined marble base H. 5 cm
This bronze expresses the artist's interest in the fragmentary figure. Ségoffin chooses to cut his bust in a haphazard way and to dislocate the hand of the arm opening the form on the space. The eye then reconstructs by itself this invisible and yet perceptible form. The void, as much as the full, becomes a key element in the construction of the work. Thus, beyond the Rodinian inspiration of the assemblage, whose influence of the Head of John of Fiennes with left hand is evident here, Ségoffin opens up even more to the experiences of the 20th century by experiencing the "active void" as a force uniting two forms.
Victor Ségoffin, Naked crouching woman (witch), Paris, Carnavalet museum, inv. no. S2004.