Monday, 30 September 2013

Chatsworth Sculpture Exhibition

It's Autumn so it must be time for the Sotheby's sculpture exhibition at Chatsworth! Although I'm not likely to be buying anything, I love to go and look round this open-air show with pieces dotted round the Chatsworth gardens.

There's often a lot of exhibits to which my reaction is 'what's that?' or 'is it the right way up?' but a lot of this year's were appealing in a variety of ways.

First up, a couple of  'practical' pieces - a pavilion to sit in and maybe admire your garden...

Pavilion by Thomas Heatherwick

Sitting on History 1 by Bill Woodrow

and a seat entitled Sitting on History, to sit on and read

La Machine a rever by Niki de Saint-Phalle

there were some weird cartoony things that really aren't my style of thing at all

Spiral of the galaxy by Marc Quinn

  and a giant sea shell

Declination by Tony Cragg

Tongue in Cheek, again by Tony Cragg
and some that I just didn't 'get'
untitled by Bosco Sodi

but these I did rather like

Ivy by Manolo Valdes
The Lens by Unus Safardiar

Femme Assise, Mains Croisees by Baltasar Lobo

alien by David Breuer-Weil

Dos Figuras con mano en el peche by Juan Munoz

Standing Woman by Fernando Botero

Cyclone Twist by Alice Aycock
and my favourite - Marianna

Marianna by Jaume Plensa
 a seemingly 3D piece that viewed 'end-on' becomes almost 2D

Isn't that wonderful?

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