Figure Totem Beast: Sculpture in Britain in the 1950s – Exhibition at Tate Britain | Tate

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The uncompromising sculpture that emerged in Britain after the Second World War





























Reflecting the anxieties of the Cold War, artists used new processes and materials to make work that was often uncompromising, immediate and brutal. One critic described it as a ‘Geometry of Fear’.This exhibition in the Duveen Galleries features younger artists including Lynn Chadwick, Elizabeth Frink and Eduardo Paolozzi alongside older artists such as Jacob Epstein and Henry Moore. It also shows how the approach taken by the young British artists can be measured against the work of international artists. This includes entries to a competition to design a monument to the ‘Unknown Political Prisoner’ in 1953.

















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Sir Eduardo PaolozziShattered Head

1956



Tate

© The Eduardo Paolozzi Foundation































Lynn ChadwickThe Fisheater

1951



Tate

© The estate of Lynn Chadwick. All Rights Reserved 2018 / Bridgeman Images































Geoffrey ClarkeComplexities of Man

1951



Tate

© Geoffrey Clarke































Dame Elisabeth FrinkDead Hen

1957



Tate

© Frink Estate































Louise HutchinsonThree-fold Head

c.1953



Tate

© reserved





























Luciano Minguzzi The Unknown Political Prisoner: Figure within Barbed Wire 1952 Tate

























































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29 October 2018 – 4 February 2019



















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Figure Totem Beast: Sculpture in Britain in the 1950s – Exhibition at Tate Britain | Tate Tate Britain Main address: Tate Britain Millbank SW1P 4RG London, United kingdom Tate Britain Millbank SW1P 4RG London, United kingdom The uncompromising sculpture that emerged in Britain after the Second World War





























Reflecting the anxieties of the Cold War, artists used new processes and materials to make work that was often uncompromising, immediate and brutal. One critic described it as a ‘Geometry of Fear’.This exhibition in the Duveen Galleries features younger artists including Lynn Chadwick, Elizabeth Frink and Eduardo Paolozzi alongside older artists such as Jacob Epstein and Henry Moore. It also shows how the approach taken by the young British artists can be measured against the work of international artists. This includes entries to a competition to design a monument to the ‘Unknown Political Prisoner’ in 1953.

















Left







Right









































Sir Eduardo PaolozziShattered Head

1956



Tate

© The Eduardo Paolozzi Foundation































Lynn ChadwickThe Fisheater

1951



Tate

© The estate of Lynn Chadwick. All Rights Reserved 2018 / Bridgeman Images































Geoffrey ClarkeComplexities of Man

1951



Tate

© Geoffrey Clarke































Dame Elisabeth FrinkDead Hen

1957



Tate

© Frink Estate































Louise HutchinsonThree-fold Head

c.1953



Tate

© reserved





























Luciano Minguzzi The Unknown Political Prisoner: Figure within Barbed Wire 1952 Tate

























































Tate Britain







MillbankLondon SW1P 4RGPlan your visit



















Dates



29 October 2018 – 4 February 2019



















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