Tag: Saturday sculpture

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”

Sculpture Saturday #45

Another civic sculpture, this time from Brisbane, rather reminiscent of the Daleks (from Dr Who) which I found seriously scary as a child. Still do, truth be told. This is Clytemnestra part of Forme del Mito which is a group of bronze sculptures (shown… Continue Reading “Sculpture Saturday #45”

Sculpture Saturday #44

Staying with sculptures in museums, here’s one of a series by Henri Matisse which I saw in MoMa, New York. Matisse said: I took up sculpture because what interested me in painting was a clarification of my ideas. I changed my method, and worked… Continue Reading “Sculpture Saturday #44”

Sculpture Saturday #43

Staying with sculptures in museums, here’s one from the Musee Picasso in Paris which I adored. You’ll understand why. Bull’s Head is by Pablo Picasso, created in 1942 from the seat and handlebars of a bicycle. It is described as Picasso’s most famous discovery,… Continue Reading “Sculpture Saturday #43”

Sculpture Saturday #42

Leaving behind French civic sculptures and installations, I’m now heading to ones I’ve found in museums. From the the series “The Theatre of Disappearance” are these marble and nylon legs (2017)  by Argentinian Adrián Villar Rojas (1980 – ). While the marble comes from… Continue Reading “Sculpture Saturday #42”

Sculpture Saturday #41

There’s one more prominent sculpture in Cagnes sur Mer that I’ve yet to cover. This one’s at the entrance to the hippodrome (race course). It’s a 3.25 metre (10 1/2 feet)  bronze of a horse (2007) in full flight called « Il n’y a… Continue Reading “Sculpture Saturday #41”