Emilio Greco Large Seated Figure 1951

Artwork details

Artist
Emilio Greco 1913–1995
Title
Large Seated Figure
Grande figura seduta
Date 1951
Medium Bronze
Dimensions Object: 1321 x 406 x 635 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1955
Reference
T00014
Not on display

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Greco grew up in a Sicilian peasant family and worked for a local stonemason, helping to make copies of ancient sculptures, before training as an artist. In the 1950s, he began to make sculptures of female nudes, often in unusual poses. The sitting position of this figure, and the hand seeming to sink into its arm, are typically unorthodox touches.The figure was originally modelled in terracotta, then cast in bronze four years later.

August 2004

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