Thursday, May 26, 2011

Anthony Caro's Heavy Metal Sculptures On The Roof Of The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

After Summer (1968)
Odalisque (1984)
Midday (1960)
Blazon (1987-1990)
End Up (2010)
On exhibit on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art are five of knighted British sculptor Anthony Caro's welded steel sculptures. Anthony Caro is considered the most influential and prolific British sculptor of his generation, and a key figure in the development of modernist sculpture. The New York Times described Caro's sculptures as "perfectly composed yet seemingly freely improvised, they gave the impression of color liberated from physical support, like paintings in space or visual jazz." The exhibit runs through October 30, 2011 at the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden.


Glenwood Luxury Rentals said...

There is something just compelling that draws us all to Anthony Caro's sculptures at the Met roof garden. Partly it is the view; partly it is the history (and story) around this important artist. Nice post.

robertras said...

Some of those sculptures are so amazing. I think that abstract designs are sometimes more interesting - they're just a unique kind of metal sculptures. I like them a lot.