Sculpture at Chatsworth

Caro at Chatsworth House: 'Goodwood Steps' by the celebrated sculptor Sir Anthony Caro, whose exhibition opens at Chatsworth House.
Caro at Chatsworth House: 'Goodwood Steps' by the celebrated sculptor Sir Anthony Caro, whose exhibition opens at Chatsworth House.

Chatsworth House is to host its first ever exhibition of work by a single artist.

The country estate is displaying 15 monumental works by sculptor Sir Anthony Caro.

Caro at Chatsworth House: 'Double Tent' by the celebrated sculptor Sir Anthony Caro, whose exhibition opens at Chatsworth House.

Caro at Chatsworth House: 'Double Tent' by the celebrated sculptor Sir Anthony Caro, whose exhibition opens at Chatsworth House.

The exhibition will run until July 2012 and provides a once in a lifetime chance to see Caro’s larger work one of Britain’s most famous historic settings.

All the sculptures in the exhibition have been lent by the artist and reflect his major concerns over the past four decades.

A spokesman for Chatsworth House, said: “Early examples of Caro’s steel sculptures painted in blue, orange and green are shown alongside examples from the renowned ‘Flats’ series made in Canada in rusted and varnished steel in the 1970s.

“More recent works from the 1990s reflect Caro’s continual experimentation with the surface, form and structure of steel.”

Sited immediately in front of the south lawn and the Seahorse Fountain will be the monumental ‘Goodwood Steps’, its striking series of ziggurats echoing the architecture of Chatsworth House itself.

Three associated exhibitions of work by Anthony Caro have been organised to coincide with Caro at Chatsworth, including a show of bronze sculptures from the House series at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

The artist was born in 1924 and studied sculpture at the Royal Academy Schools in London.

Further information on the exhibition, including the cost of entry, is available by visiting Chatsworth’s website www.chatsworth.org.