Art of the Day: Lynn Chadwick, ‘Maquette III High Wind (801)’

  August 24th, 2014

 
 
 
 
Chadwick 
 
      Lynn Chadwick (British, 1914–2003)
       Maquette III High Wind (801), Edition of 9, number 3, 1980
       Metal & bronze sculpture

 
 
 
 
Chadwick 
 
      Lynn Chadwick (British, 1914–2003)
       Maquette III High Wind (801), Edition of 9, number 6, 1980
       Metal & bronze sculpture

 
 
 
 
     Above are two different versions of British sculptor Lynn Chadwick’s “Maquette III High Wind (801)” from 1980 (#3 & #6, respectively, of an edition of 9). I like these austere, dangerous bodies. Just as the title suggests, we have the sharp gust from behind blowing her garment forward. The wind is nothing to her: her spine is erect, her head proud, her legs in mid-walk in one of the versions, steady stanced in the other. Her head in fact has been transformed to axe-blade or hook-barb, giving her steady advance some martial menace. Look at the top shot: the twin corridors of her gusted dress look like shotgun barrels.
 
 
 
 
 
 

MORE INFO:

For more information about Chadwick’s work, please check out lynnchadwick.com as well as this NY Times article.

[posted by C Way at 7:36 PM]

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