Shared Passion: A Gift of the Stuart and Barbara Padnos Foundation Collection ➔ Boat #1

Artwork

Identifier:
2013.68.8
Artist:
Aurora Cañero
Medium:
Bronze
Date:
1994
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 45.5 in Width: 72.5 in Depth: 11.75 in
Historical Context:
Graceful in its simplicity, Aurora Cañero’s "Boat #1" portrays a single figure rowing a long, narrow racing shell. The lines of the sculpture are slender and elegant. As the Spanish artist does in many of her works, here Cañero incorporates the pedestal into the overall design, suspending the boat atop two slim rods that extend down from the rower’s hands, thus striking a fine balance between the horizontals of the boat and base and the vertical positioning of the oars. Shell and base echo one another in shape, creating a kind of mirror effect or the suggestion of a reflection in the water.
Credit:
A Gift of the Stuart and Barbara Padnos Foundation
Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Terms
bronze
sculpture
Library of Congress Subjects
Bronze sculpture
Spain--History--20th century
Art, Spanish--20th century
Boats
Current Location:
Zumberge Administration (JHZ) -> 3rd Floor (JHZ)
Location Notes:
JHZ; 3rd Floor; President's Suite; outside President's office