Sunday, November 19, 2006

Sculpture by the Sea, continued

Posted by PicasaThere were so many interesting pieces at Sculpture by the Sea, here are two more. I can't give you the names of these artworks or their author because I don't have the exhibition catalogue. It is usually available for free at information booths along the way but because it was so late afternoon and frightfully cold and windy, the booths were unmanned. You will be left to your own devices to appreciate these sculptures as you see them, no prejudice attached. What I personally like is that both convey a sense of movement perfectly atuned to the environment. Do these sculptures speak to you? Which one do you prefer?

Il y avait tant d'oeuvres intéressantes à Sculpture by the Sea, en voici deux autres. Malheureusement je ne peux pas vous donner les titres ni les auteurs, je n'ai pas le catalogue de l'exposition. Il est d'habitude disponible gratuitement dans des kioskes le long du parcours, mais il était si tard le soir (20h) et le vent était si glacial que le personnel avait disparu. Je vous laisse donc apprécier ces oeuvres telles quelles, sans idées préconçues et sans discours conceptuel. Ce que j'aime dans ces deux oeuvres, c'est l'expression du mouvement particulièrement adaptée à l'environnement. Et vous, est-ce aue ces sculptures vous parlent ? Laquelle préférez-vous ?

22 comments:

edwin s said...

Great! More of the exhibition. I love them both but biased towards the 2nd one. The artist was very clever to incorporate movement into the piece.

Kate said...

Oh, Natalie! I want to be the woman at the top. Freedom!!

Olivier said...

Superbes, vraiment cette exposition est magnifique. Merci pour la visite.
Bon Dimanche


Superb, really this exposure is splendid. Thank you for the visit.Good Sunday

Ham said...

Great stuff ...I prefer the "tree" one - I like hte way it blurs boundaries between art and nature

Jazzy said...

the last two posts are magnificent, i love it, at first i thought you did a bit of photo editing =)

i like the first one better.

BrianG said...

For me, comparing the two sculptures is comparing apples and oranges.

However, I prefer the composition of your photo of the woman. In this image, the women is inseparable from the wind swept landscape. For me, it is easy to visually separate the other sculpture from its background.

Of course, you know they are both great pictures!

Zsolt72 said...

both are wonderful..hard to choose. The girl is very alive and its like the wond blew her hair. The other one is in motion also...both are wonderful

selana18 said...

Bonjour!
Your photos are great!Many congratulations to the artists too.
I prefer the second sculpture as it reminds me a lot of the wind of my country.

Please send me your adress ...you are my winner ...

A bientot

Imparfait présent said...

Oui elles nous parlent ses sculptures.
Elles nous invitent à voir la mer. La lumière. Les embruns.
Un petit côté sirène et cheveux d'ange...

Keropok Man said...

the 2nd pic lets you feel the wind at the seaside. (even though there might not be windy)

was it windy when you took it?

Marieta said...

I like the woman -

Matthieu said...

Est-ce toi qui a posé ?

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alice said...

Vraiment, je suis sous le charme! J'aimerais bien qu'une telle idée soit transposée le long de nos sentiers côtiers, mais je me demande si les oeuvres d'art ne seraient pas dégradées ou même volées...Le problème ne se pose pas pour vous?

Ame said...

OMG Nathalie! YES! YES! YES! These sculptures and shots are absolutely fantastic...they ALL speak to me! Ahhhhhhhhhh....love em! ;-)

luggi said...

Great blog! For someone trying to learn French, it's a goldmine. (Judging from my two Sydney links, it's an interesting city with interesting people.)

Meg Nakagawa said...

Oh, the bottom one, for sure! It is so enchanting.

Carlos said...

The mood, the light, the rough sea behind, the wind, the golden rays and the sculpture. Wow, amazing beauty.

kris said...

both are marvellous! the second sculpture is as if twirling with the wind ..oh , am enjoying the series :)

JohnnyParsons said...

Lovely to look at, delightful to see. Flows ever so gently. Thank you. Johnny

Cergie said...

Oui, c'est vrai, il y a beaucoup de mouvement, mais on ne devrait pas toujours se sentir obliger de tout dire et expliquer
Mais d'un autre coté, je trouve chouette qu'un auteur de message explique son ressenti, sinon je trouve cela un peu malhonnête
Remarque, c'est un peu malhonnête ce que je fais avec les zombis actuellement, mais cela ne m'arrive pas souvent

Ces deux statues ont un beau mouvement de torsion, celel que je préfère est celle très aérienne et légère du bas

Kala said...

simply superb!!!