The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Lynn Chadwick: The Complete Candelabras 1953-1996 on view at the Willer Gallery
Lynn Chadwick is one of the preeminent British sculptors of the 20th Century.

LONDON.- The Willer gallery presents a unique exhibition of the complete series of limited edition bronze candelabras created by Lynn Chadwick, shown together for the first time.

Lynn Chadwick is one of the preeminent British sculptors of the 20th Century. During a career spanning over 50 years until his death in 2003 he secured an international reputation underpinned by major prizes, important commissions, and a lifetime of private and public exhibitions, culminating with a major retrospective at Tate Britain in late 2003. Represented in the world’s leading public and private collections, increasing recognition of his major contribution to British sculpture ensures that his reputation continues to grow. Throughout his career, Chadwick’s work drew on the natural world in abstracted human and animal forms, and developed archetypal constructions instantly recognisable to those familiar with his work.

But even those well versed in Chadwick’s oeuvre are unlikely to be familiar with his fascination for a domestic object, the candle holder, which he returned to at regular intervals throughout his life. Never previously shown together, the candelabras, seen as a whole, undoubtedly reflect, and are a part of, all the elements being explored in his ‘pure’ sculpture.

Chadwick clearly did not approach the candelabras as an element apart requiring special treatment. They were as much a part of his life and work as the wonderful fire pit hood he created for the monumental main room at his home, Lypiatt Park in Gloucestershire. Some are forms into which holes were punched for holding candles, others were scooped out for the purpose, and still others harked back to his early career working in an architect’s practice and as a designer.

Like the well known sculptures, the candelabras are cast in bronze, a material that dominated his work. The working of their surfaces - in texture, relief, and patination - also mirrors Chadwick’s main body of work. Cast in the same foundry as his other sculptures, using the same methods which he rigorously managed and controlled.

The only tacit acknowledgement of any difference between the candle holders and his other creations may be found in the larger editions Chadwick authorised for these functional pieces, which he often used in dramatic large groups. In all other respects they can stand alone, with or without candles, as fascinating examples of his work, creations spanning virtually the whole of his working life.

Today's News

April 28, 2012

First major exhibition in Germany focusing on El Greco's paintings opens in Dusseldorf

Director of the E.G. Buehrle foundation says Cezanne damaged in heist can be restored

Christie's to offer a selection of works by an American watercolor master, Stephen Scott Young

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston celebrates Alex Katz’s 60-year career with exhibition

New, large-scale works by Cindy Sherman on view at Metro Pictures in New York

Solo exhibition of work by Jenny Holzer opens at Sprüth Magers in Berlin

El niño azul: Goya and Spanish painting in the Louvre presented as part of DNP Museum Lab project

One of last Louis Armstrong trumpet records now to be released to the public for the first time

Art Institute of Chicago acquires "Harlem U.S.A." photo series by Dawoud Bey

Space shuttle Enterprise arrives in New York City; crowds watch with joy and excitement

Romanian artist Victor Man's "The White Shadow of His Talent" opens at Blum & Poe

Frank Lloyd Gallery exhibits a series of paintings by Craig Kauffman made in 1989

Spring Show NYC to transform Park Avenue Armory into veritable museum of fine paintings

Michael Sailstorfer, winner of Vattenfall Contemporary 2012 Prize, exhibits at Berlinische Galerie

Josef Albers, Mapplethorpes to lead Grogan auction

Lynn Chadwick: The Complete Candelabras 1953-1996 on view at the Willer Gallery

Aimee Chang introduced as BAM/PFA's Director of Engagement

Stik's brilliantly produced new studio work on view at Imitate Modern

Valencian Institute for Modern Art presents an exhibition of works by José Saborit

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Porsche Super Speedster offered for first time in 50 years at RM Sotheby's Porsche 70th Anniversary Auction

2.- Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens opens 'Storytelling: French Art from the Horvitz Collection'

3.- Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti stars Vincent Cassel as the famed French artist

4.- Stunning colored diamonds expected to dazzle at Heritage Auctions' Summer Fine Jewelry Auction

5.- US designer Kate Spade found dead at 55

6.- Vincent Van Gogh painting sells for over 7 million euros: Artcurial auction house

7.- Sir Stanley Spencer painting discovered hidden under a bed during a drugs raid

8.- Oxford's Bodleian Libraries unveil UK's first major Tolkien exhibition in decades

9.- Major exhibition at the Guggenheim explores decades of work by Alberto Giacometti

10.- World's largest freshwater pearl goes for 320,000 euros

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful