Monday, 19 March 2012

Radical British sculptor Anthony Caro's groundbreaking exhibition, Chatsworth House, England

Anthony Caro, 'Cliff Song', 1976, 197 x 353 x 129.5 cm (C) New Art Centre

28th March-1st July. The Chatsworth House Trust and the New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park, present 'Caro at Chatsworth'.

Caro, is often seen as one of the 'old school' British sculptors by many of the young artist fraternity. He emerged in the early sixties through his teaching at St.Martins School of Art, as a radical artist working in welded steel, rather than bronze. He was also very well connected, being an assistant of Henry Moore and through Clement Greenberg, became friends with David Smith and Kenneth Noland in the United States, where his approach changed dramatically towards a new 'American' purist abstraction. His breakthrough piece being 'Early One Morning'. See Caro talking to the art Critic Will Gompertz here...very interesting.
Anthony Caro, 'Early One Morning' 1962, Painted Steel and Aluminium
However, he is still pushing the envelope in his eighties and has retained a deserved grandeur in the pantheon of British art, carrying on from Moore and Hepworth's legacy.
Text from the Press Release: 'This will be the first exhibition dedicated to the work of a single artist to be held in the garden at Chatsworth and will comprise 15 sculptures by Sir Anthony Caro sited around the famous Emperor Fountain, in front of the south façade at Chatsworth. 'Caro at Chatsworth' provides a once in a lifetime chance to see the larger work of Britain's greatest living sculptor in one of Britain's most famous historic settings'

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