Winged Figures
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Winged Figures 1955
This is a maquette (small model) for a much larger work, over two metres tall, now in the Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels. The half-human, half-insect figures are typical of Chadwick's work in the early to mid 1950s. Although the figures are bonded at the waist in an overtly sexual manner, they are from a series of pieces inspired by rock-and-roll dancing. There are several similar works by Chadwick called 'Teddy Boy and Girl'. The use of wings on the figures is connected to Chadwick's experience as a pilot during the war.

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Maquette

A preparatory model for a sculpture.

Maquette

Details

  • Acc. No. GMA 761
  • Medium Bronze
  • Size 55.90 x 33.50 x 30.50 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1960