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Wind comb I

  • Eduardo Chillida. ‘Wind Comb I’. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. Madrid © De las reproducciones autorizadas, VEGAP, 2011

    Eduardo Chillida. ‘Wind Comb I’. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. Madrid © De las reproducciones autorizadas, VEGAP, 2011

     
  

Category

Sculpture

Date

20th century (1952)

Cultural background

Contemporary

Original title

El Peine del viento I

This sculpture by Chillida is the opening piece in his well-known series of works entitled “Wind comb”.

The spatial play of the planes of thick sheet metal dominate and produce the plastic power of this work, in which the sculptor delimits a space that is virtually transfigured into wind. The poet Octavio Paz refers to these sculptures in clear terms: 'The limit is the true protagonist of space; in the same way the present, another limit, is the true protagonist of time'.

Eduardo Chillida is most internationally acclaimed Spanish sculptor of the second half of the 20th century, and winner of the International Sculpture Prize at the Venice Biennale in 1958. This success led to the incorporation of his work into the state collection within his lifetime.
 

Details of the work

Object
Sculpture

Dimensions
81 x 72 x 32.5 cm

Technique
Iron and solder

  

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