ANtony Gormley : CoD

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Since A Field for the British Isles opens at the British Museum otn Friday: What do you all think of the 1994 Turner Prize winner.

(http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk/field/)

Pete (Pete), Tuesday, 12 November 2002 11:44 (nineteen years ago) link

It's cute, they look like meerkats.

jel -- (jel), Tuesday, 12 November 2002 11:48 (nineteen years ago) link

i saw this in IMMA a few years back. the scale made it impressive and the slight differences in each little clay figure made it human. i like anthony gormley's stuff.

angela (angela), Tuesday, 12 November 2002 12:05 (nineteen years ago) link

"scale" is the wrong word to use there. it was the amount of little figures and the space they took up that was impressive.

angela (angela), Tuesday, 12 November 2002 12:08 (nineteen years ago) link

I work five minutes walk from the British Museum, so get there pretty often. I'll pop in next week for another look at the little fellers.

I really like him generally, and I think the popularity of the Angel of the North is important for modern art, to provide some sort of counterbalance to the derision for dead sheep and flickering lights.

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Tuesday, 12 November 2002 13:40 (nineteen years ago) link

(i like pete's hommage to anthony, as regards style and thread-genre)

mark s (mark s), Tuesday, 12 November 2002 13:53 (nineteen years ago) link

Oh no! RUMBLED! Oh no!!!!

I think Field For The.... is fantastic and am very excited to be spending many a lunch hour over the next couple of months in the BM just gazing over it.

Pete (Pete), Tuesday, 12 November 2002 14:38 (nineteen years ago) link

I agree with jel: my first reaction has always been 'aww, look at all their imploring little eyes!'. I also think there's something impressive about number and texture, but as I haven't seen the installation other than in photographs, the visceral impact I can only guess at. I'm also guessing that the artist has some underlying interest in power. i.e. dominion over all these little people then awe in the face of the Angel?

Gordon (Gordon), Tuesday, 12 November 2002 14:59 (nineteen years ago) link

I love field for the british isles, and the gateshead flasher.

Field is great because there's so much to discover in it, all those little people all different.

Ed (dali), Tuesday, 12 November 2002 19:42 (nineteen years ago) link

nineteen years pass...

Image credit: Imperial College Union

Noel Emits, Wednesday, 3 August 2022 17:35 (one week ago) link


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