Sculpture Saturday #20

This sculpture from Saint-Paul de Vence is by Niçois André Verdet (1913 – 2004) a painter, sculptor, poet and potter who was a contemporary of Picasso.

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Sculpture Saturday #19

You’ll find La Fontaine des Spheres or Spherades in the Galerie d’Orleans section of the garden within the Palais Royale, Paris. Sculpted by Belgium Pol Bury (1922 – 2005) the stainless steel spheres form a kinetic fountain which, with its mirror finish, reflects the architecture of its magnificent surroundings.

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Sculpture Saturday #18

Today’s sculpture M-Twentyfour is by local artist James Parrett whose sculptures pose questions of form, sculptural process and material. This particular artwork is on the Montalto Estate on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria. The vineyard’s kilometre sculpture trail winds its way around the property over grassy lawns, gravel pathways, vines and wetland boardwalks providing diverse settings for its 30+ permanent and visting sculptures.

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Sculpture Saturday #17

At the base of Monte Urgull in San Sebastián you’ll find Jorge Oteiza’s Construcción Vacía (Empty Space) sculpture. Oteiza (1908–2003) was a renowned painter, sculptor and writer who was born and brought up close to San Sebastián. An award winner at the 1957 São Paulo Biennale, the rust-red work looks best on a dark and stormy day or at sunset.

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Sculpture Saturday #16

Overlooking Antibes’ Port, this 18 metre high sculpture celebrated its 10th birthday in May and is probably the most photographed site in the town. The Nomad (2007) by Jaume Pensa started life as a temporary installation on Antibes’ ramparts as it had already been sold to a collector in Miami but he made a duplicate which has been in situ now for just over 10 years.

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Sculpture Saturday #15

The equestrian statue of Louis XIV is located in the centre of the Peyrou promenade in Montpellier (Hérault). It was erected in 1828 and classified as a historic monument in 1954. This bronze statue is the second version of the representation of the king, the first one having been destroyed by the French Revolution in 1792 and turned into cannons. It’s based on the drawings of Jules Hardouin-Mansart (1646-1708), replicated by sculptor Jean-Baptiste Joseph Debay (1802-1862) and cast by Auguste-Jean-Marie Carbonneaux (1769 -1843).

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Sculpture Saturday #14

This bronze statue in the park near the NSW Art Gallery in Sydney commemorates Scotland`s most famous poet Robert Burns (1759 – 1796). Inaugurated in 1905 by the State Governor in honour of the origins of many Australians. The statue and its plinth was cast in statuary bronze by Mr. A. Burton, bronze founder, of Thames Ditton, Surrey. Burns is represented leaning upon a plough left standing in a furrow. He is wearing his Kilmarnock bonnet and rig, as seen in Naismith’s portrait of him.

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Sculpture Saturday #13

This equestrian statue of Louis XIII is made from marble and was done Jean-Pierre Cortot (1821). It’s been on duty in the centre of Square Louis-XIII (Place des Vosges) since 1825, replacing an earlier statue, commissioned by Armand Jean du Plessis de Richelieu which was destroyed during the French Revolution.

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Sculpture Saturday #12

My dear friends in Bergamo thankfully emerged unscathed by the Covid-19 pandemic which engulfed the town. In their honour, I’m featuring one of the town’s statues. This monument to Victor Emmanuel II dominates Bergamo’s Piazza Giacomo Matteotti. The landmark was carved by Luigi Pagani and Francesco Barzaghi and erected in October, 1884.

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Sculpture Saturday #11

‘Germinacions’ sculptures (1998/1999) by Spanish artist and sculptor Amador Magraner in Parc de la Mar, Palma de Mallorca with the magnificent sandstone La Seu Cathedral in the background.

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