che trasforma Venezia in un mondo magico
The splendid rooms of the Museo Correr will host till October 27, the first major Italian retrospective dedicated to one of the greatest of living sculptors: Sir Anthony Caro.
After a strictly figurative beginning, he drifted away from sculptural tradition to create revolutionary assemblages, welded and bolted together, painted in bright colours and positioned on the floor within the viewer’s space; these were abstract works but rich in ideal content. This new, fascinating sculptural language established him as a key figure in the development of 20th century sculpture.
His favorite material is steel, but Caro also experiments with many other materials, including bronze, wood, paper and lead. His assemblages of two-dimensional metal elements became the emblem of new British sculpture, a starting point and influence for all the latter generations.
The famous British artist returns to the lagoon with approximately 30 masterpieces covering fifty years of his career, after his previous participation to the Venice Art Biennales in 1958, 1966 and 1999.
The visitor will be able to admire a collection of Paper Sculptures and, most importantly some of his most famous large steel masterpieces, such as Red Splash, Garland, Cadence to the more recent Venetian and River Song.
Till October 27 at Correr Museum. Opening hours: 10am – 7pm (ticket office 10am – 6pm).
Entrance with museum ticket or with single ticket only for the exhibition (8 €).