Rudolf Belling

1886 - 1972

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Rudolf Belling was a German sculptor who lived and worked during the 20th century. He was known for his theories of space and form, which challenged the prevailing assumptions about sculpture at the time. Belling believed that a sculpture should show only good views, and this was in opposition to the ideas of Adolf von Hildebrandt, a German art historian, who believed that sculpture should be comprehensible and not force the observer to go round it.