Torsi mit Schnitt (Torso with Cut)
- Pia Stadtbäumer, German, 1959-
- Born: Münster, Germany
- Work Locations: Düsseldorf, Germany, Hamburg, Germany
"Torsi mitt Schnitt (Torso with Cut)" is a two-part sculpture portrays a realistic human form—in this case two—but with an unsettling feature. Torsi mitt Schnitt consists of two truncated female figures, identical except for their size. The anatomically detailed trunks lack heads, legs, and half of the left arm, recalling broken antique sculptures. Close observation from different angles reveals that the right hand of each torso reaches into its left breast. The hands appear as though they could be reaching for the heart inside each body.
Born in Muenster in 1959, Stadtbäumer lives in Düsseldorf, where she attended the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. She has shown almost exclusively in Europe and primarily in Germany. She teaches at the Hochschule für bildende Künste, Hamburg.
- "Focus: The Figure"—Denver Art Museum, 08/09/2008 - 02/2011