Eduardo Chillida Modulation of Space I 1963

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Artist
Eduardo Chillida 1924–2002
Title
Modulation of Space I
Date 1963
Medium Iron
Dimensions Object: 546 x 698 x 400 mm, 160 kg
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1965
Reference
T00750
Not on display

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Chillida began to forge sculptures from solid iron in 1951. The darkness of iron, he suggested, was more suited to the sombre culture of his Basque homeland than more traditional sculptural materials such as plaster or marble. He believed that the final shape of the work could be determined only through the process of working directly with this resistant material. Discussing the group to which this work belongs, Chillida wrote that he ‘sought a more fluid and modulated dialogue between material and space than in other works of mine.’

February 2005

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