Sculpture Saturday

I’m staying with the seafront in Cagnes sur Mer but heading towards Villeneuve Loubet to the Banc de Poisson (School of Fish), another of my favourite civic installations. This giant 2007 wrought-iron sculpture is by Sylvain Subervie. It’s been a fixture on the seafront since 2008 when it was acquired by the town hall for 200,000 euros. However, it’s not the only example of the French sculptor’s work as I spotted a similar installation on the roof of the l’Hôtel de Paris in St Tropez.

In case you’re wondering, the statue in the foreground is Brigit Bardot by Milo Manara.

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Sculpture Saturday #9

This week I’ve picked one of my favourite statues from along the seafront in Cros-de-Cagnes. It’s one of three works by the artists Lena Dettervik and Gudmar Olovson (https://www.gudmar.net/) intended to symbolise the strong relationship between the Swedes and Cagnes sur Mer. The trio evoke a feeling of freedom and the great outdoors, and are now a firm part of the Cros-de-Cagnes landscape.

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Sculpture Saturday #8

This week I’ve picked a statue from the Monte Carlo Casino gardens called “Adam and Eve” by Colombian artist and sculpture Fernando Botero. I rather like its playful proportions.

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Sculpture Saturday #7

I’m much enjoying my participation in this challenge hosted by the Mind over Memory blogger and this week I’ve picked one outside The White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton, Long Island. The gallery features contemporary art with a provocative twist of inspirations.  Exhibits include photography, mixed media, sculptures and all forms of painting. The gallery provides a wide array of styles while featuring both well-known artists and emerging talents. The gallery is run by co-owners/co-directors Andrea McCafferty and Kat O’Neill who, cumulatively, have over thirty years experience in the arts.

This steel sculpture by Ryan T Schmidt is called Breath of Life and I really like its clean lines and flow.

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Sculpture Saturday #6

It’s my sixth participation in this challenge hosted by the Mind over Memory blogger and this week I’ve picked one from our 2018 trip to the  Fondation Louis Vuitton, in Paris. This sculpture (2018) by Jean-Marie Appriou called Lips and Ears was featured in its Open Space. A monumental sculpture in aluminium of two heads, supported by a boat. Anonymous and universal, these frozen figures seem to share a secret but I don’t now what it is!

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Sculpture Saturday #5

It’s week five of my participation in this challenge hosted by the Mind over Memory blogger and I’ve chosen a statue from the seafront in Nice, near its Old Town.

Neuf Lignes Obliques is by French artist Bernar Venet, commissioned to mark 150th anniversary of the 1860 annexation of the County of Nice by France. The sculpture comprises nine steel beams, 30 metres long which meet at the top. It sits on the Quai des États-Unis, an extension of the Promenade des Anglais.

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Sculpture Saturday #4

We’re now into week four of my participation in this challenge hosted by the Mind over Memory blogger. This week I’ve selected a local civic sculpture which has adorned the seafront since January 2019.

The Crowd by Myriam Klein comprises nine human aluminum shapes, ranging from 1.60 to 3 metres in height, facing the sea at Cros de Cagnes.

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Sculpture Saturday #3

Week three of my participation in this challenge hosted by the Mind over Memory blogger. This week I thought I’d pick something from my travels in 2018.

This large statue of Prometheus stands on the Petkovškovo nabrežje side of the Butchers’ Bridge (2010) in Ljubljana.

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Sculpture Saturday #2

Week two of my participation in this challenge hosted by the Mind over Memory blogger. This week I thought I’d pick something by one of my favourite sculptors. This was from a temporary exhibition overlooking the Zurriola beach in San Sebastian featuring the scupltures of Sir Henry Moore.

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Sculpture Saturday #1

I’m kicking off participation in this challenge hosted by the Mind over Memory blogger with a pretty iconic example.

I’m always looking for fun challenges and I’ve decided I might as well join in with this one.

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