Magazine article Sculpture

Yorkshire Sculpture Park/The Hepworth Wakefield

Magazine article Sculpture

Yorkshire Sculpture Park/The Hepworth Wakefield

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Wakefield, U.K.

Anthony Caro

Through November 1, 2015

"If you want to see great sculpture," follow the advice of The Telegraph, and "go to Yorkshire." Larger and more comprehensive than the 2005 Tate Britain show, the two-venue retrospective "Caro in Yorkshire" features 80 works, spanning 60 years, from early figurative sketches on paper to large-scale outdoor works. While both portions highlight Caro's major formal concerns, including spatial engagement, human figure/landscape analogies, and the pursuit of lyrical harmony even in the most industrial of compositions, each one takes a different approach. In the late '90s, Caro noted that "in this century, it was not the sculptors who revitalized sculpture-it was the painters...I believe now that sculpture and architecture may be similarly nourished by one another." YSP takes the first part of the equation, examining the "shock" of Caro's early painted steel works through the lens of painting, then following that influence through to its culmination in two of the Duccio Variations (2000) and a selection of Last Sculptures, realized in colored Perspex, crushed, painted, and rusted steel, and found objects. …

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