César (César Baldaccini) Large Panel 1958

Artwork details

Artist
Title
Large Panel
Grand panneau
Date 1958
Medium Steel
Dimensions Object: 2030 x 1690 x 552 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by J. Sainsbury Ltd 1960
Reference
T00337
Not on display

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In his sculptures, César combined abstract structures with images evocative of a figurative subject. This approach is characteristic of many artists of this period. He also sought techniques capable of bridging the gap between modern technologies and art. In this work a formal, expressive interest is created by the technique of welding small pieces of steel together to make a large panel. It was César's intention to evoke an imaginary animal, resembling a moth with body and wings.

August 2004

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