Lynn Chadwick Inner Eye (Maquette III) 1952

Artwork details

Artist
Lynn Chadwick 1914–2003
Title
Inner Eye (Maquette III)
Date 1952
Medium Iron and glass
Dimensions Object: 286 x 152 x 102 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1970
Reference
T01226
Not on display

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Chadwick made a series of works like this on different scales; the largest is 90 inches (228 cm) high. It stands a little like a human figure or an animal but resists any direct association with a particular living creature. It is brilliantly ambiguous in its suggestive forms: the iron rods could be seen as ribs or as some sort of cage. The chunk of glass gives it a mystical or ritualistic feel, while its title suggests a psychological dimension.

September 2004

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