The Seasons

Chadwick, Lynn
'The Seasons' was made for a Contemporary Art Society exhibition of the same title, which was held at the Tate Gallery in 1956. The work conjoins a triangular shape with an organic form reminiscent of a leafless tree or a sponge. This ambiguous juxtaposition is reflected in the contrast between the delicate size of this sculpture and the heavy and robust nature of bronze. 'The Seasons' was included in Chadwick's exhibition at the British Pavilion at the XXVIII Venice Biennale in 1956. The strength of the show earned him the prestigious International Sculpture Prize, one usually given to a more established artist to acknowledge a lifetime achievement. Lizzie Wright
  • Artwork Details: 53.3 x 30.5 x 27.9cm
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  • Material description: iron
  • Credit line: © The Estate of Lynn Chadwick
  • Theme: Abstract
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  • Accession number: AC 398



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