The Pyrenees---Southern France

The Pyrenees---Southern France

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

It's in the Eye of the Beholder

               Last Friday my day was full of art.

            First off, I spent most of the morning and afternoon at the art museum. The middle-schoolers had a tour led by a docent for part of the time. The rest of the afternoon (after a picnic lunch outside) I led the students in some guided writing activities.

            Here is one piece that caught my eye:


            I think it was the dripping fountain pen that initially did it...

            Then after school I got to a sculpture event in time to see Lynn's daughter's award-winning sculpture. (Jessica won second prize.) All three of Lynn's children are gifted artists. Jessica is a sculptor and had to weld (the mold, I think) to create this piece.

            I arrived as the sun was at the perfect angle, because the 3-piece sculpture actually glowed. It was luminous but unfortunately, my photographic skills failed to capture its beauty.



         Here are a close-up:



                  And another close-up:




                   What is one of your favorite pieces of art--whether it's a painting, a sculpture, a song or a book/poem/play? Curious minds like mine want to know...

12 comments:

  1. I'm fond of Carvaggio's St. John in the Nelson at KC. I also think there is a David sculpture in St. Louis museum that is wonderful.

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    1. Claudia--Okay, I admit it. I had to look up Carvaggio's St. John. I can see why you're fond of it.

      (And yes, I think I know exactly what piece you're talking about, because I look at it each time I go...)

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  2. That sculpture is fantastic! I can tell, even in spite of your photography skills.

    I don't think much about my favorite art...but the work of Ansel Adams captivates me. I wonder if he considered it "work."

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    1. Val--I love Ansel Adams. I'm not sure about how much drudgery he considered it, but without a doubt it was art.

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  3. Oh my! What beautiful work Jessica does. I'm very, very impressed.

    Lucky you to spend time at the art museum. It's been years since I visited.

    Pat
    www.patwahler.com

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    1. Pat--It is even more beautiful in real life.

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  4. I never really cared for Picasso until I had a chance to view his work in real life. I've been mesmerized ever since.

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    1. MZ--I've never been a Picasso fan. However, I've found that if I really take the time and study a piece of art, my understanding and appreciation increases. Perhaps I need to spend some time studying one of his paintings?

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  5. Jessica's sculpture is amazing. her talent is incredible. You are a great teacher...middle school kids at the art museum. I'm impressed.

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    1. Linda--Jessica IS an amazing artist. Isn't it amazing, that Lynn's kids are ALL incredibly artistic? However, I guess it's not that surprising, considering how talented Lynn is...

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  6. Thanks for the shout out on my daughter. I haven't even blogged about that yet! She only welded the inside rebar that stabilized the actual sculpture. First she used a type of modeling clay to actually sculpt the full lady. Then made a mold. Then cast that into the final sculpture which was using resin and fiberglass. It was a long, tedious process.

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  7. Lynn--Is the clay woman still around? She did a phenomenal job. What an artist! The apple doesn't fall too far from the tree.

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