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Isamu Noguchi - Kouros, 1945. Metropolitan Museum, N.Y. "Kouros" illustrates the biomorphic vocabulary that Noguchi devised in order to abstract the human figure into fragmented, bonelike elements.Noguchi always contended that the organic quality of his work came not from Surrealist examples but from his familiarity with traditional Japanese arts and crafts—bells, samurai swords, and floral arrangements. (Met)

Inspired Monday Morning: Isamu Noguchi