Sunday, 5 September 2010

Las Meninas: Part 3

Reg Butler

Girl on a Round Base 1968-72

Bronze, paint, glass and hair
overall: 815 x 1575 x 1092 mm, 271.5 kg

Butlers sculpture was one of a collection of 4 made in collaboration with his partner Rosemary and was taken from Francis Bacon's paintings of reclining figures. As in Bacon's paintings her face and body looked unusual and took on a futuristic appearance which wouldn't be out of place in a science fiction film. This piece made me feel slightly uneasy, I think because of the expressionless face and dead eyes.

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