Tag: sculpture

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. This challenge used to be hosted by the Mind over Memory blogger but, sadly, she no longer has… Continue Reading “Sculpture Saturday #20”

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… Continue Reading “Sculpture Saturday #19”

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… Continue Reading “Sculpture Saturday #18”

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… Continue Reading “Sculpture Saturday #17”

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… Continue Reading “Sculpture Saturday #16”

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,… Continue Reading “Sculpture Saturday #15”

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… Continue Reading “Sculpture Saturday #14”

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… Continue Reading “Sculpture Saturday #13”

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… Continue Reading “Sculpture Saturday #12”

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. If you want to join in this challenge hosted by the Mind over Memory blogger:- Share… Continue Reading “Sculpture Saturday #11”