James Rosati

American, b. 1911, Washington, Pennsylvania; d. 1988, New York, New York
James Rosati

 

During the 1960s, James Rosati shifted from creating bronze sculptures and busts to monumental and geometric works of art. Rosati’s work encourages viewers to act as an active spectator. In Heroic Gallery (1958), in which Rosati depicts abstracted backs of figures cinched at the waist, the varying effect of light reflecting off the bronze material depends on the active location of the viewer. Lippincott I (1967), an example of Rosati’s later outdoor, monumental work, invites the viewer to move and investigate the work’s change of angle, perspective, and light.

Heroic Galley

 

James Rosati, Heroic Galley

 

Title: Heroic Galley
Date: 1958
Medium: bronze
Dimensions: 55 x 108 inches
Accession Number: P66.3
Location: Corning Tower Concourse Level

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lippincott I

 

James Rosati, Lippincott I

 

Title: Lippincott I
Date: 1967
Medium: painted Cor-Ten steel
Dimensions: 105 x 225.75 x 72 inches
Accession Number: P69.1.7
Location: Outdoor Plaza

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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