Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Missing Frink

The new BRONZE exhibition at the Royal Academy is very splendid, ranging as it does from pre-history to the present day and globally east-west-north-south.  It's disappointing  and surprising however to see nothing by Elizabeth Frink, a sculptor who dealt so vigorously with the medium, in most of  the exhibition's categories - figures, animals, groups, gods, objects, heads.

Frink's Tribute Heads are evident heirs to Graeco-Roman ones, while her Front Runner would make a lovely companion to the mutilated Dancing Satyr which was dredged from the Sicilian sea just a few years ago and opens the show in a space all to itself.

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