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[edit]

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[edit]

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

Acquisition[edit]

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

Reception[edit]

According to the National Gallery of Art the supports and steel "combine massive scale with elegance of proportion," and "imparting tension and dynamism."[3]

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References[edit]

  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. 

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