Detail View: SHIMMER: Vulcan

Title: 
Vulcan
Creation Date: 
1961
Image Date: 
2008
Period: 
20th century
Location: 
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Country: 
ENGLAND, UK
Material: 
glass fibre
Display Creator: 
TIETZE, Boris
Image ID: 
11-0081
Description: 
General view of sculpture. Location: High up on the wall of Castle House, 1 King Street, Sheffield S1. Description: Glass fibre on a metal armature. The materials were chosen to keep the piece "light and stable"[1] as it was to be installed on the outside wall of the building. The 8 ft high figure has a bundle of metal rods in his right hand. Commission: Horne Bros. This building was their head office in Sheffield. Tietze "decided to use the god of steel - Vulcan - as being representative of Sheffield, then a thriving steel town"[1]. Vulcan also appears on Sheffield's Coat of Arms and on a number of other pieces in the city. Comment: 'Vulcan' is prominently sited overlooking Castle Square. This was Tiezte's second commission after leaving the Slade School of Fine Art. The building is scheduled for demolition (2011) and the fate of the statue is uncertain. [2] References: [1] : e-mail from Boris Tietze: 25.2.2000 [2]: e-mail from Andrew Skelton, Sheffield City Council: 17.3.2011
Rights: 
© Sheffield Hallam University
Permissions: 
For educational use only. This image may be used in print or digital materials provided that full acknowledgment is given, expressed as follows: " © < insert details from the 'Rights' field >. Photographed by < insert details from the 'Photographed by' field >."
Related Information: 
Boris Tietze. For more details see < http://www.Tietze.co.uk >
Photographed by: 
Dave Ball
Creator: 
TIETZE, Boris
Creator Role: 
Sculptor.
Culture Gender: 
Male.
Nationality: 
British.
Subject Heading: 
Public art -- England -- Sheffield
Subject Heading: 
Relief (Sculpture), English
Subject Heading: 
Sculpture, Modern -- 1900-2000
Subject Heading: 
Sculpture -- England -- Sheffield