Insects' Wings

1951

Paolozzi, Eduardo
The patterns of dots and dashes in Insects' Wings, which Paolozzi used in many of his prints and textile designs in the early 1950s, have been compared to musical scores, aerial views of cities, and the new communication networks of the time. The wing-like shapes can also be compared to his sculptures of a similar date, including The Cage, which is also in the Arts Council Collection. The rhythm of marks seem to correspond to the lines and joins in the sculpture, while the wing-like form echoes the structure itself.
  • Artwork Details: 66 x 96cm
  • Edition:
  • Material description: collage
  • Credit line: Eduardo Paolozzi © The Paolozzi Foundation, Licensed by DACS 2006
  • Theme: Abstract
  • Medium: Collage
  • Accession number: ACC7/2003

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