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Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Elisabeth Frink, Transformation; Germaine Greer Talks About Elisabeth Frink, Hauser & Wirth, Bruton, Somerset


ELISABETH FRINK: TRANSFORMATION, 19 JAN – 7 MAY 2017 Including Video and Press Release

"On view until 7 May 2017, Hauser and Wirth Somerset presents a major solo exhibition of sculpture by the late Elisabeth Frink. The exhibition ‘Transformation’ comprises a selection of Frink’s distinctive bronzes produced in the 1950s and 1960s, alongside a series of drawings that highlight the artist’s skill as a draughtsman. Outside in the grounds are some of Frink’s most important sculptures from her later life, including the celebrated Riace Warriors...

Visible through the windows of the gallery in the Cloister Courtyard are the menacing figures of the ‘Riace’ men, inspired by the discovery in 1972 of two full-size ancient Greek bronzes, found under the sea off the coast of Italy. Frink viewed the original Riace Warriors on display in Florence and was struck by their sinister appearance. The introduction of colour and the painted faces can be traced to Frink’s visit to Australia and an interest in aboriginal art".

In Dorchester, Dorset Martyrs Memorial, Gallows Hill, Dorchester

Frink's 'Martyrs', Dorset Magazine,pdf

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