Sculpture Saturday #36

The Fondation Maeght is one of my favourite museums of modern art. It’s situated on a hill overlooking Saint-Paul de Vence, not too far from where I live. It was established in 1964 by Marguerite and Aimé Maeght and houses paintings, sculptures, collages, ceramics and all forms of modern art.

Today’s sculpture is a stainless steel fountain by Belgian painter, sculptor, draughtsman, writer and fountain maker Pol Bury (1922 – 2005) who created and donated this structure to the Fondation in 1978.

Pol Bury was trained at the École des Beaux-Arts de Mons (Belgium) and, in his formative years, was a Belgian Surrealist (Walloon), a movement that was gathered around the emblematic figure of Achille Chavée, founder of the Rupture group (1938).

This experience was applied to his constructions and kinetic sculptures on which he worked almost exclusively from 1953. These are works in which Bury celebrated an unconscious equilibrium, combining simple forms and complex structures like a riddle, for the sake of defying the laws of gravity.

I’m going to be featuring sculptures from the Fondation’s grdens for the next few weeks or so – enjoy!

This challenge is kindly hosted by Susan Kelly over at No Fixed Plans.

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

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