13 of 17 portraits of Lynn Chadwick
by Sandra Lousada
gelatin silver print, 1960
11 3/4 in. x 11 7/8 in. (300 mm x 303 mm) image size
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- Lynn Russell Chadwick (1914-2003), Sculptor. Sitter in 17 portraits, Artist associated with 1 portrait.
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This portrait formed part of a series on sculptors which was commissioned by Tatler magazine. Other sitters in the series included Henry Moore, Elizabeth Frink and Eduardo Paolozzi. Lousada photographed each sitter working with their tools, apart from Moore who was absent from the portrait and was represented by tools alone. Lousada later described her excitement at meeting Chadwick and recalled: 'he was very friendly and I knew what he was working on would make a good photograph.' The photograph, lit with natural light, shows Chadwick working with intense focus in his studio. His hidden eyes and the sparks flying from the jagged shard of metal create an ominous, futuristic image that recalls the description of the movement as the 'geometry of fear.'
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- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, Gloucestershire (sitter's chapel studio, Gloucestershire)
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Events of 1960back to top
Current affairsPrince Andrew is born, the third child of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip.
The Contraceptive Pill is introduced in England, dramatically changing the nation's approach to sex and relationships, and significantly contributing to the 1960s culture of liberation.
Art and sciencePenguin books defend D.H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover against charges of obscenity by demonstrating that the novel was of literary merit. The 'not guilty' verdict was seen as a victory for free speech and marked the beginning if a new era of liberalism.
The satirical review Beyond the Fringe launches the careers of Alan Bennett, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore and Jonathan Miller.
InternationalHarold Macmillan delivers his 'wind of change' speech to the South African Parliament in Cape Town, announcing Britain's decision to grant independence to many of her colonies. The speech recognised the emergence of African nationalism, and criticised the policy of Apartheid in South Africa.
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