'Teatro XI'

Herk Van Tongeren

1982 - metal: bronze

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Herk Van Tongeren admired the Surrealists, especially Giorgio de Chirico, and he studied the Surrealists' philosophical ideals. This is evident in his sculpture 'Teatro XI', on view in the park, and in 'Teatro XVI'I, part of Grounds For Sculpture’s Sculpture Along the Way program. Both works consist of geometrical objects lying in a stage-like setting, and as a result Van Tongeren achieves a false sense of perspective with the placement and sizing of these objects. There is a kind of emotional detachment the artist conveys through the use of monochromatic geometric shapes. Yet, there is also a sense of idealism depicted within the works of art--one can imagine Van Tongeren as an architect sculpting his vision of a futuristic landscape.
About the Work
About the Work
metal: bronze
overall: 66 in x 150 in x 84 in
cast and fabricated
Edition, 1/3
Serie Metafisica
Courtesy of The Sculpture Foundation, Inc.
Teatro XI by Herk Van Tongeren

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

  • Teatro XI by Herk Van Tongeren
  • Teatro XI by Herk Van Tongeren