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44. Rory Menage

Iterations of the Lautensack Series

Estimate: £1,200 - 1,800

Five polished bronze figures 
Largest: 4 x 3 x 7 cm.
Smallest: 2.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm.
Created in 2018 in an edition of 9. 

These sculptures are a modern day representation of drawings made in 1564. 

London-based artist, Rory Menage, combines his deep understanding of art history with modern day artistic techniques to form a unique approach to sculpture. 

These figures are a 3D realisation of drawings first made in 1564 by the German painter and goldsmith Heinrich Lautensack. Lautensack's Perspectiva drawings were ground breaking. To understand anatomical movement, he simplified the human form into a mass of blocks that twisted on their axes. This innovative approach surpassed previous anatomical imaginings by Albrecht Dürer and Leonardo da Vinci.

Inspired by this 16th century approach to movement, Rory set about bringing Lautensack's figures to life in these polished bronze figures. 

Rory is also including a larger work in the auction, Turned Head III

Rory Menage holds a BA from Oxford University and an MA from Leeds College of Art. His work has been shown at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, the Saatchi Gallery and McNamara Art Projects in Hong Kong.


23 Mar Mar 23

Menier Gallery, London SE1 1RU