Outdoor Sculpture

India

1976
Anthony Caro
Steel, rusted and varnished. 7 3/4' h. x 9 3/4 ' w.

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.

Photo

Photo: 
Sandra Lucke
Gift from the Virginia Wright Fund, 1977.

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