Early One Morning
Painted steel and aluminium
Collection of the Tate, United Kingdom
“Early One Morning” is a major example of the sculpture that established Caro as the leading young sculptor of the 1960s. The arrangement of planes and lines along a horizontal axis liberated the creation of different rhythms and configurations. With no fixed visual identity and no single focal point the work unfolds and expands into the viewer’s space, its appearance changing with the viewpoint.
Born: 8 March 1924, London, UK
Died: 23 October 2013, London, UK
Caro was an abstract sculptor whose work is characterized by assemblages of metal and using found industrial objects. Caro, with his modernist style, was lauded as the greatest British sculptor of his generation.