Four Towers
© Eduardo Paolozzi 2005. All Rights Reserved, DACS

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Four Towers 1962
  • Scottish Art
The 1960s brought a new approach to sculpture for Eduardo Paolozzi. Abandoning the rough and coarse appearance of the surfaces of his earlier bronzes, he started to use prefabricated parts made from aluminium. Here, Paolozzi draws on the modernist tradition of “ready-made” parts in sculpture as well as on the ideal of the artist as an engineer: He distances himself from the notion of the artist's personality being expressed by his work.

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Modernism

A general term used to describe the various movements in art from the late 19th century to the 1960s, encompassing a broad range of styles.

Readymade

A term coined by Marcel Duchamp to describe an existing object that is taken from its original context and regarded as a work of art.

Modernism, Readymade

Details

  • Acc. No. GMA 978
  • Medium Aluminium, enamel paint
  • Size 203.20 x 77.50 x 78.40 cm
  • Credit Presented by the artist 1966