Two Forms on a Rod
© The Estate of Eduardo Paolozzi  2005. All Rights Reserved, DACS

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Two Forms on a Rod 1948 - 1949
  • Scottish Art
Influenced by Alberto Giacometti and surrealist sculpture from the late 1920s and early 1930s, Paolozzi here experiments with shape and volume. Two similar forms pierced by the supporting rod, face each other. While alike in shape, they oppose each other in alignment and direction, leaving room for interpretations of a balanced dialogue as well as a potential conflict.

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A literary and artistic movement founded by the poet André Breton in 1924. Many of the associated artists, such as Max Ernst and Jean Arp, had previously been involved with Dadaism. The movement sought to challenge conventions through the exploration of the subconscious mind, invoking the power of dreams and elements of chance. Cultural hierarchies were challenged by the combination of diverse elements in collages and sculptural assemblages. The movement is also notable for the collaborations between artists and writers evident in the Surrealists' many publications.



  • Acc. No. GMA 3398
  • Medium Bronze
  • Size 51.00 x 65.00 x 32.50 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1988