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Cloud and Rain

ca. 1950 David Hare Born: New York, New York 1917 Died: Jackson Hole, Wyoming 1992 welded and painted bronze and steel 10 1/4 x 20 1/2 x 19 5/8 in. (26.0 x 52.2 x 50.0 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Susan Morse Hilles 1977.2.3 Not currently on view


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“The artist continually translates the world of matter into the world of human understanding and emotion . . . From the terrifying and unfriendly world of nature he makes warm charms to be carried in the pocket.” David Hare, Magazine of Art, January 1950

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David Hare believed that art should have some relation to the physical world and not be entirely abstract. During the 1950s, he built sculptures that depicted elements of the natural landscape. Inspired by the dramatic changes in the sky caused by different weather patterns, he manipulated metal and stone to evoke rain, sunshine, lightning, or wind. This piece is welded from rough fragments of bronze and steel to suggest a dark, threatening cloud and lines of falling rain.

Keywords

Abstract

Allegory - other - nature

sculpture

metal - bronze

metal - steel

welded

About David Hare

Born: New York, New York 1917 Died: Jackson Hole, Wyoming 1992

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