Sculpture Saturday #28

We’re staying in Paris. La Fontaine Stravinsky is a whimsical public fountain ornamented with sixteen works of sculpture, moving and spraying water, representing the works of composer Igor Stravinsky. It was created in 1983 by sculptors Jean Tinguely and Niki de Saint Phalle, and is located on Place Stravinsky, next to the Centre Pompidou.

The black mechanical pieces of sculpture are by Jean Tinguely; the brightly coloured works are by Niki de Saint Phalle.

The sculptures represent the following works:

  • L’Oiseau de feu (The Firebird)
  • La Clef de Sol (the Musical Key of G)
  • La Spirale (The Spiral)
  • L’Elephant (The Elephant)
  • Le Renard (The Fox)
  • Le Serpent (The Serpent)
  • La Grenouille (The Frog)
  • La Diagonale (The Diagonal)
  • La Mort (Death)
  • La Sirène (The Mermaid)
  • Le Rossignol (The Nightingale)
  • L’Amour (Love)
  • La Vie (Life)
  • Le Cœur (The Heart)
  • Le Chapeau de Clown (The Clown’s Hat)
  • Ragtime (Ragtime)

 

This challenge is kindly hosted by Sally Kelly over at Ruined for Life: Phoenix Edition.

Share a photo of a statue or sculpture – go on, give it a go, you know you want to!

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