Tag: sculpture

Sculpture Saturday #30

This week I’ve again picked something more classical. Jeanne d’Arc is an 1874 French gilded bronze equestrian sculpture by Emmanuel Frémiet (1824-1910). The outdoor statue is prominently displayed in a public square, Place des Pyramides, in the 1st arrondissement of Paris. The original statue… Continue Reading “Sculpture Saturday #30”

Sculpture Saturday #29

This week I’ve picked something more classical. However, you wouldn’t necessarily expect to find a statue of Napoleon (as Mars the Peacemaker) in Milan. This a bronze cast of the marble sculpture of the same name by Antonio Canova. It was commissioned from Canova in… Continue Reading “Sculpture Saturday #29”

Sculpture Saturday #28

We’re staying in Paris. La Fontaine Stravinsky is a whimsical public fountain ornamented with sixteen works of sculpture, moving and spraying water, representing the works of composer Igor Stravinsky. It was created in 1983 by sculptors Jean Tinguely and Niki de Saint Phalle, and… Continue Reading “Sculpture Saturday #28”

Sculpture Saturday #27

A giant Tyrannosaurus Rex sculpture sits atop the platform of Compagnie des Bateaux-Mouches by the Seine River in Paris, France. Created by French artist and sculptor Philippe Pasqua, the 4-metre-tall and 7-metre-long structure is composed of 350 molded bones, constructed in the likeness of… Continue Reading “Sculpture Saturday #27”

Sculpture Saturday #26

The large, painted steel, abstract work  Approaching Equilibrium by Melbourne artist Anthony (Tony) Pryor (1951 – 1991), one of Australia’s most respected sculptors, has stood outside the Queensland Art Gallery on Brisbane’s South Bank since 1985. It was formerly called Point of Balance. This… Continue Reading “Sculpture Saturday #26”

Sculpture Saturday #25

Larger than life and created from highly polished steel, New Zealander Michael Parekowhai’s 2015 The English Channel is an arresting sculptural presence. The figure, with flowing topcoat and ponytail, is the British navigator Captain James Cook. But this is not Cook as he is… Continue Reading “Sculpture Saturday #25”

Sculpture Saturday #24

This 2004 sculpture of a broken piano “Le Piano d’Arman” sits outside the Chateau de Villeneuve – Fondation Emile Hugues in Vence, after the artist gifted it to his home town of Nice. I understand it will soon be heading to the Musee Chagall.… Continue Reading “Sculpture Saturday #24”

Sculpture Saturday #23

This large duck sits in the gardens of a hotel we stayed in a couple of years ago, Château des Tourelles, Pornichet – La Baule. It rather amused me as I have a much smaller rubber version that sits in my guest bathroom. An… Continue Reading “Sculpture Saturday #23”

Sculpture Saturday #22

This is a rear view of the giant stone head with cupped hand Écoute which is a 1986 sculpture by French artist Henri de Miller. It stands in front of the Church of St-Eustache, near the Jardin des Halles, in Paris. This challenge is… Continue Reading “Sculpture Saturday #22”

Sculpture Saturday #21

This steel rhinoceros “Panzernashorn” by local lad John A Tobler (1982) graces the Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich, standing outside the Züricher Kantonalbank. It’s said to be  a symbol of security, strength and steadfastness. Everything we want in a bank, really. This challenge used to be hosted… Continue Reading “Sculpture Saturday #21”