Eduardo Paolozzi

St Sebastian I

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About this artwork

Standing on two tubular legs and supporting a large head, St. Sebastian illustrates the importance of the human form in the work of Eduardo Paolozzi. The familiar shape, however, is heavily scarred by traces of man-made interference. The sculpture's surface is coarse and rough, incorporating scratches as well as impressions of gears, wheels and machines. On a different level, however, these marks are also proof of the intense craftsmanship of the production process: they are clear indication of the direct intervention of an artist. St. Sebastian was a martyr who was tied to a stake and shot through with arrows.

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  • title:
    St Sebastian I
  • accession number:
    GMA 3700
  • artist:
    Eduardo PaolozziScottish (1924 - 2005)
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  • materials:
    Bronze
  • date created:
    1957
  • measurements:
    214.50 x 72.00 x 35.50 cm
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1993
  • copyright:
    © Trustees of the Paolozzi Foundation, Licensed by DACS 2018.
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

Eduardo Paolozzi

Eduardo Paolozzi