Tagged: Cyclops

The Cyclopes in Mythology

One-eyed creatures abound in the stories and folktales of many civilisations, however the Cyclopes that give Paolozzi’s sculpture its name come from ancient Greek mythology.

Gallery descriptions of Paolozzi’s ‘Cyclops’

The sign by the sculpture at the Tate currently reads: In classical mythology, a Cyclops was and extremely strong giant with a single eye in the centre of his forehead However, the description of...

A physical description of Paolozzi’s ‘Cyclops’

Paolozzi’s Cyclops (1957) is easily recognisable as a figure, albeit with no arms and with an oversized head. Made of highly textured cast bronze, there are fragments of objects – embedded? – into the...