Francisco Leiro

1999 - metal: bronze

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Francisco Leiro’s large, writhing bronze figure, torturously impaled as the title 'Skewered' describes, was cast at the Johnson Atelier from an original work carved in poplar. An observer of human nature, Leiro interprets nightmarish tragedy, illustrating the delicate balance between mastery and failure, and tempering the absurd with ironic and comedic statements in his powerful, emotive sculptures. Comparisons and similarities in subject matter--depictions of human pathos--have been made to the works of two Spanish masters, Francisco Goya and Pablo Picasso, though in Leiro’s world, the rational does prevail.

About the Work
About the Work
metal: bronze
overall: 71 1/2 in x 59 in x 30 in
rubber mold made from original wood sculpture, ceramic shell lost wax cast
Edition, 2/2
Gift of The Seward Johnson Atelier, Inc.
Skewered by Francisco Leiro

© Artist or Artist's Estate, photo: David W. Steele

  • Skewered by Francisco Leiro
  • Skewered by Francisco Leiro
  • Skewered by Francisco Leiro