Category: artworks

Sculpture Saturday #54

Here’s another of our local civic works. Appropriately enough this one is adjacent to the small fishing port in Cros-de-Cagnes. Rémi Pesce’s (1930 – ) “Poisson Lunaire,”  a 1996 bronze fish with a blue patina is totally at home in the sheltered port. Of… Continue Reading “Sculpture Saturday #54”

Sculpture Saturday #53

I might have run out of doors but fortunately that’s not the case with statues/sculptures. There are a number of local civic ones I want to show case but they’re situated on roundabouts and I typically have to dice with death (French drivers) in… Continue Reading “Sculpture Saturday #53”

Sculpture Saturday #52

Following on from one of our more recent trips to Seillans, here’s an open air bronze totem sculpture by the surrealist artist Max Ernst (1891 – 1976), who spent the last 12 years of his life in the village. His widow, Dorothea Tanning, offered… Continue Reading “Sculpture Saturday #52”

Sculpture Saturday #51

This bronze sculpture by Giacomo Manzu of a distinguished woman reclined in an oval chair is called “Tebe in Costume.” It was placed along Avenue d’Ostende in 1982 near the Princess Grace Theatre. In the background is Port Hercules, the coast of the La… Continue Reading “Sculpture Saturday #51”

Sculpture Saturday #50

Today’s sculpture is on the Paseo de Palma (Mallorca), in the Huerta del Rey, it is dedicated to the Balearic slinger (“Es Forner”). It was cast in bronze in 1898, by the Mallorcan sculptor Lorenzo Rosselló (1867 – 1901), in the Codina Hermanos workshop… Continue Reading “Sculpture Saturday #50”

Sculpture Saturday #49

Today’s sculpture is from Cannes. It’s of Lord Lord Henry Brougham (1778 – 1868) a British statesman and advocate of liberal causes who became Lord High Chancellor and played a prominent role in passing the 1832 Reform Act and 1833 Slavery Abolition Act. In… Continue Reading “Sculpture Saturday #49”

Sculpture Saturday #48

Luckily for me civic sculpture is plentiful on the Cote d’Azur; on every roundabout, along the seafront and dotted throughout its towns and villages. This one’s yet another from the entrance to the village of  Mougins, it’s Bellezza by sculptor Tiziano whose gallery is… Continue Reading “Sculpture Saturday #48”

Sculpture Saturday #47

Another civic sculpture, not too far from the last one, this time in Saint-Paul de Vence. The steel structure outside this gallery is by Israeli-born artist, technician, photographer, designer and video artist Arik Levy (1963 -) and is called Facetformation 180 Corten (2016) and… Continue Reading “Sculpture Saturday #47”

Sculpture Saturday #46

Another civic sculpture, this time from the roundabout at Saint-Paul de Vence. You turn right for the village, left for Fondation Maeght. This immense piece is by Jean-Claude Farhi (1940 – 2012) who having studied at the School of Decorative Arts in Nice, later… Continue Reading “Sculpture Saturday #46”

Happy Valentine’s Day

Today is all about the heart isn’t it? Widely recognised as a symbol for love and affection, the heart shape has evolved over centuries. That’s right, it hasn’t been around forever even though it’s a constant in modern life: one of the most widely… Continue Reading “Happy Valentine’s Day”