India

India

  • Anthony Caro's sculpture India. Full description in body text.
  • Anthony Caro's sculpture India. Full description in body text.
1976
Anthony Caro
Steel, rusted and varnished. 7 3/4' h. x 9 3/4 ' w.
Photo Credit: 
Sandra Lucke

 

Caro's sculpture relates to human scale and to architectural detail. There is a strong frontality to "India," like vertical planes of a door, panel or room divider. Yet each side gives dramatically different views. On one side organic lumps thrust diagonally against large planes. Caro was aware of the country of India's architecture encrusted with ever moving body parts of various deities and their attendants. But also important to his concept was the material of steel and the rolling mills involved in its process - lumps flattened to a slab, then a sheet.

When the art committee took over the selection of artists from the architects, the visiting artists were permitted to find their own site or context. If Anthony Caro is one of the few who did not actually visit the campus, one might question if his piece is placed to its best advantage and whether his work responds to the architectural environment. Despite his not siting the work himself, Caro has said, "I am pleased to hear that India is in an enclosed area, surrounded on three sides by buildings, but with the buildings sufficiently far away not to compete with it or obstruct the view. It [seems] as if the siting has been very sensitive." 

 

Funding provided by

Gift from the Virginia Wright Fund, 1977.

Audio interpretation of India

 

Western Gallery & sculpture tour on the campus map

View more sculptures

Robert Maki's sculpture Curve/Diagonal. Full description in body text.
Mark di Suvero's sculpture for Handel. Full description in body text.
George Trakas' sculpture Bayview Station. Full description in body text.
Anthony Caro's sculpture India. Full description in body text.
Donald Judd's Untitled Sculpture. Full description in body text.
Isamu Noguchi's Skyviewing Sculpture. Full description in body text.
Richard Serra's sculpture Wright's Triangle. Full description in body text.
Alice Aycock's sculpture The Islands of the Rose Apple Tree Surrounded by the Oceans of the World for You, Oh My Darling. Full description in body text.
Meg Webster's sculpture Lifted Conical Depression. Full description in body text.
Llyod Hamrol's sculpture Log Ramps. Full description in body text.
Tom Otterness sculpture Feats of Strength. Full description in body text.
Beverly Pepper's sculpture Normanno Wedge. Full description in body text.
Beverly Pepper's sculpture Normanno Column. Full description in body text.
Scott Burton's sculpture Two-Part Chairs, Right Angle Version (a Pair). Full description in body text.
Ulrich Rückriem's untitled sculpture. Full description in body text.
Mia Westerlund Roosen's sculpture Flank II (read:"2"). Full description in body text.
Bruce Nauman's sculpture Stadium Piece. Full description in body text.
Do Ho Suh sculpture Cause and Effect. Full description in body text.
James FitzGerald's sculpture Rain Forest. Full description in body text.
Nancy Holt's sculpture Stone Enclosure: Rock Rings. Full description in body text.
Robert Morris's sculpture Untitled (Steam Work for Bellingham). Full description in body text.
Magdalena Abakanowicz's sculpture Manus. Full description in body text.
John Keppelman's sculpture Garapata. Full description in body text.
David Ireland's sculpture Bigger Big Chair. Full description in body text.