Aurora (sculpture)

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Aurora
Aurora Mark di Suvero.jpg
Artist Mark di Suvero
Year 1992-1993
Type sculpture
Dimensions 5.0 m × 6.0 m (16.4 ft × 19.6 ft × 28.8 ½ ft)
Location National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
Owner National Gallery of Art

Aurora is a public artwork by American artist Mark di Suvero. It is in the collection of the National Gallery of Art and on display at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., United States.[1][2]

Description

Aurora consists of 8 tons of steel, resting on three diagonal supports.[3][4] Certain "linear elements converge within a central circular hub and then explode outward."[3]

Information

The name of the sculpture comes from a poem by Federico García Lorca about New York City.[3]

Acquisition

The sculpture is a gift from the Gift of Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.[1]

Reception

According to the National Gallery of Art the supports and steel "combine massive scale with elegance of proportion," and "imparting tension and dynamism."[3] Michael Kimmelman of The New York Times called the work "pure compacted energy".[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Aurora, (sculpture)". National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Checklist. Smithsonian American Art Museum. 1999. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
  2. ^ "Mark di Suvero". Sculpture Garden. National Gallery of Art. 2011. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d "Mark di Suvero". Sculpture Garden. National Gallery of Art. 2011. Archived from the original on 8 May 2011. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
  4. ^ Outspoken1 (2008). "Aurora by Mark di Suvero - National Gallery Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C." Abstract Public Sculptures. Waymarking.com. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
  5. ^ Kimmelman, Michael (July 14, 1995). "ART REVIEW; Hudson Valley Crop: Portraits and di Suvero". The New York Times. Retrieved August 20, 2019.

External links

  • Mark di Suvero - Aurora, a video on YouTube of the artwork on display at the NGA


Coordinates: 38°53′29.85″N 77°1′21.41″W / 38.8916250°N 77.0226139°W / 38.8916250; -77.0226139


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