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After Iyengar

After Iyengar, 1976, Aluminum
Robert Engman (American, born 1927)

This piece is one of the three sculptures Robert Engman made in honor of the Indian yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar. Iyengar is often referred to as the father of modern yoga and helped bring yoga to the United States. Robert Engman knew the yoga master personally, and wished to embody the man's radiant spirit through the use of dynamic geometric shapes. This sculpture, found in Penn's Chemistry Building, is one of three versions. The bronze After Iyengar can be found in the Morris Arboretum and the other is located at Hirschhorn in Washington, D.C.

More information can be found in this article: Yoga Master's Dynamic Movements Captured in Metal by Sculptor Robert Engman