Anthony Caro Sculptures At the Metropolitan Museum Of Art
Who was Anthony Caro?
Anthony Caro was a renowned British sculptor known for his pioneering work in abstract sculpture. He was born on March 8, 1924, in New Malden, Surrey, England, and passed away on October 23, 2013.
Caro played a crucial role in revolutionizing the field of sculpture in the 20th century. He is often associated with the “New Sculpture” movement and is considered one of the leading figures in abstract art. Caro’s work broke away from the traditional conventions of sculpture, moving towards more open, abstract, and innovative forms.
In the early part of his career, Caro worked as an assistant to the prominent British sculptor Henry Moore. However, he later moved away from Moore’s figurative style and began experimenting with abstract, welded metal sculptures. He often used industrial materials like steel and other metals to create his monumental and dynamic sculptures.
Caro’s sculptures are characterized by their openness, use of space, and exploration of form and structure. He emphasized the importance of the viewer’s interaction with his sculptures, encouraging them to move around and explore the artwork from different angles.
Throughout his career, Anthony Caro created numerous public sculptures and exhibited his work in major galleries and museums worldwide. He received several prestigious awards, including the Order of Merit, one of the highest honors given by the British Crown.
Caro’s influence on modern sculpture was significant, inspiring generations of sculptors to explore new ways of creating and experiencing art. His legacy continues to be felt in the art world, and his sculptures remain admired and celebrated for their innovative and powerful expression.
The Anthony Caro Sculptures At The Met Rooftop
Am I writing another post about rooftops? You bet I am! I couldn’t help but share this! Check out Antony Caro’s sculptural exhibition atop the Metropolitan Museum of Art. If the Met’s blurb about this exhibition calls Caro, “…the most influential and prolific British sculptor of his generation and a key figure in the development of modernist sculpture of the last sixty years…” he has to be a big deal, right? Well, the good news is Caro’s work brings modern sculptural genius straight to Manhattan sitting perfectly atop NYC’s iconic museum.
What better backdrop for his industrial pieces than 360 degree panoramic views of the city we know and love! Be sure to check out this exhibition, but check those weather reports first as its viewing is contingent on clear skies.