Frank Dobson Truth 1930

Artwork details

Artist
Frank Dobson 1888–1963
Title
Truth
Date 1930
Medium Bronze
Dimensions Object: 1245 x 800 x 690 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1930
Reference
N04510
Not on display

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Although Dobson appreciated the importance of direct carving, he denied that there was an essential distinction between carving and modelling; what was important was dealing with the material three-dimensionally. Aside from his early interest in non-western art, Dobson was greatly influenced by the work of the French artist Maillol. Maillol was an earlier follower of Rodin, whose nude sculptures echoed the smooth lines and forms of ancient Greek sculpture. The actual cast for this work was exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 1932.

August 2004

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