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Anthony Caro

Press release


Anthony Caro – The Last Judgement Sculpture from the Würth Collection

Together with the Würth Collection, in the central hall of the Gemäldegalerie, the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin is presenting The Last Judgement Sculpture, a major work by the British artist Anthony Caro (1924–2013). Right next door to the Old Masters, this monumental 25-part installation forms a sweeping ensemble of forms united by the overarching theme of the Last Judgement. 

Since the mid-17th century, the theme of the Last Judgement has rarely been addressed in the visual arts. Numerous paintings, sculptures and reliefs from the Middle Ages into the early modern period, however, bear testament to the popularity this subject matter once enjoyed. The striking artistic sophistication that these depictions achieved can be observed in the Gemäldegalerie, which boasts a range of outstanding painterly visions conceived by the Old Masters. Right next door to these works, from 20 December 2019, The Last Judgement Sculpture provides visitors with the chance to jump forward through the history of art: in the central hall, they can discover British sculptor Anthony Caro’s unique take on the theme of the Last Judgement.