Umlauf Online Exhibitions

The Torchbearers

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Title

The Torchbearers

Subject

Adults
Athletes
Men (male humans)
Runners (people)
Torches (lighting devices)

Description

Cast bronze. The work features two running men dressed in loincloths; the man in back, on the proper left side, passes a torch to the man in front. The figures display exaggerated muscles that emphasize their the athleticism and speed. Umlauf intended the work to represent the passing of knowledge from student to teacher.

The sculpture is a 1/3 scale model for the large version in front of the Flawn Academic Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

Creator

Umlauf, Charles

Publisher

UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum

Date

1961

Rights

City of Austin
UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum

Type

Physical object

Identifier

1985.01.030

Extent

48.5" x 17.5" x 33"

Medium

Bronze

Collection

Citation

Umlauf, Charles, “The Torchbearers,” Umlauf Online Exhibitions, accessed December 12, 2017, http://umlaufinteractive.org/document/48.

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