Mesa de Omar Khayyam III
Table of Omar Khayyan III
1983
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Eduardo Chillida’s first works revealed an interest in the material that would grow with time and which, combined with his interest in philosophical subjects of an existential nature and his deep roots in his own soil, is one of the hallmarks of his production. His work as a whole, which moves between small scale and public sculpture, is a constant balance of masses and volumes inhabited by air, which have economy of means as a source from where they take on a sense of monumentality which is independent of size. The space the artist is interested in is not the space that remains outside, around the forms, but the one they create inside and which has earned him the title of “architect of the void”. At the same time, in his sculptures the importance of the material and its qualities is combined with the deep meaning of the form in which they are worked: traditional smithery, the piles of wood, the stonework, all endow his work with a heroic aura, far removed from industrial procedures. His works, shot through with the dignity of the process, rise up as symbols in a world where individual and nature are one and the same.

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original title
Mesa de Omar Khayyam III
year of acquisition
2002
type of object
Sculpture
dimensions
49 x 385 x 162 cm
Copyright
© Eduardo Chillida, VEGAP, Barcelona
registration number
R.2695
date
1983
fonds
Col·lecció MACBA. Fundació MACBA
media
Corten steel
credits
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Telefónica Art Collection
original title
Mesa de Omar Khayyam III
registration number
R.2695
date
1983
year of acquisition
2002
fonds
Col·lecció MACBA. Fundació MACBA
type of object
Sculpture
media
Corten steel
dimensions
49 x 385 x 162 cm
credits
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Telefónica Art Collection
Copyright
© Eduardo Chillida, VEGAP, Barcelona
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