Sunday, 25 June 2017

The Watchers

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Sculpture by Lynn Chadwick, 1960.  Strong vibes of "early Doctor Who / scary telly for kids".

This was the kind of thing I associated with the term "modern art" when I was a nipper - abstract or semi-abstract, great big lumps of STUFF - and it fair did my brane in.  It was all WRONG but in a thrillingly scary sort of way.

Looking back, I reckon what made it so was the fact that it could be seen as an alien thing; whatever the artist intended, you could look at it and not see any refs to the known world.  Opened up all sorts of possibilities; vague ones, but all the better for that. 

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