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Relief Sculptures, Barone Campus Center

Artist: Richard Lytle (1935 - ) Primary
Date: 1968
20th Century
Object Type: Statue
Creation Place: North America, United States, Connecticut
Medium and Support: Concrete
Credit Line: University commission, 1965
Accession Number: CAC2018.02.01
On View: Barone Campus Center & Tully Dining Commons

In 1965, Richard Lytle was commissioned to create an abstract frieze composed of six concrete panels that would form part of the exterior walls of the new Barone Campus Center, constructed in the International Style. Lytle took as his theme the connection between nature and art; the curvilinear forms on the frieze include elements symbolic of art, music, and dance. The varied depth of its surface takes advantage of the natural light from its original position on the exterior wall of the building.




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statues
Sculpture in the round, usually but not always depicting humans, animals, mythical beings, or small figure groups. Statues are relatively large in scale, being life-size, larger than life-size, or only slightly smaller than life-size. For small-scale representations of humans, animals, or mythical beings, use "figurines," "statuettes," or another appropriate term. For depictions of humans, animals, or mythical beings in media other than sculpture, use "figures (representations)."
abstract
Genre of visual arts in which figurative subjects or other forms are simplified or changed in their representation so that they do not portray a recognizable person, object, thing, etc.; may reference an idea, quality, or state rather than a concrete object. For the process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances, prefer "abstraction." For 20th-century art styles that were a reaction against the traditional European conception of art as the imitation of nature, use "Abstract (fine arts style)."

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