Sculpture Saturday #37

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.

The past few weeks, I’ve featured sculptures from its beautifully landscaped sculpture garden.  Today’s La Fourche (1963) is from The Miró Labyrinth devised by Catalan artist Joan Miró with the help of his ceramicist friends, father and son Josep Llorens Artigas and Joan Gardy Artigas. Incorporating ceramic, Carrara marble, iron, bronze and concrete, the monumental pieces bring sculpture, architecture and nature together. The Labyrinth is explored by following a white line painted on the walls, representing Ariadne’s thread from Greek legend, before visitors come face-to-face with fantastical animals from Miró’s personal mythology.

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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