Monday, January 16, 2012

Dama a Caballo V by Manolo Valdés

Dama a Caballo V is a unique bronze sculpture created by Spanish artist, Manolo Valdés in 2008. It has been installed in front of 900 Park Avenue and will be on view through 2014. Valdés’ iconic sculpture Dama a caballo V was inspired by the mid-seventeenth century equestrian portraits by Diego Velázquez, particularly that of Isabel de Borbón, the Queen of Spain from 1621-1644. The imagery of the equestrian portrait is a theme Valdés has recently begun addressing in both his three dimensional works and paintings. In this sculpture Valdés creates a roughly textured, unfinished appearance with the bronze, evoking the unrefined materials of “primitive” art, yet still manages to impart the regality of the subject. (Sculpture description from

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