Sculpture Saturday #33

Last week’s sculpture #32 was by Picasso, while this week’s is of Picasso by Gabriël Sterk. It’s an oversized bronze cast of his head which has been installed in Place des Patriotes, Mougins, standing 2.4m (8 ft) high and weighing roughly 500 kilograms (1,100 pounds).

Pablo Picasso first visited Mougins in 1936 and later, from 1961 to 1973, he lived and worked in this hilltop town.  During this period, Piccaso and his wife Jacqueline lived at the nearby Le Mas Notre-Dame-de-Vie.

Sterk (1942 – ) an imaginative artist,  was fortunate to spend his formative years in the beautiful Dutch Château Kasteel de Haar near Breukelen. A man of exceptional energy,  he decided early on that if he was to have his sculpture cast in bronze, he would do much of the work himself. So he’s a Renaissance man, a sculptor who is his own founder.

This challenge is kindly hosted by Susan 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!

12 Comments on “Sculpture Saturday #33

  1. I’m certainly not a sculpture expert by any means and of all the arts it’s the one I am least familiar with – but – wow, the detail and precision on that. I don’t believe I have ever witnessed a public sculpture with such precise detail. Fantastic. Thank you for bringing a moment of pleasure to my eyes.

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