La Foule

One of the many works of art you’ll wander past as you stroll through the Paris’ Jardin des Tuileries is La Foule, or The Crowd. This bronze sculpture was created by English-born, Paris-based painter sculptor, Raymond Mason, back in the mid-1960′.

It was later purchased by France’s National Fund of Contemporary Art, before being installed in the park in 2000.

As you can see, the sculpture takes the form of a number of human figures clumped together in a tight pattern.

I wonder what this guy would say if he could speak. With the way he’s crammed in tight next to his neighbours, it reminds me of my daily commute home on the train surrounded by people with questionable hygiene. Poor guy, I feel your pain.

Bonne journée!

Marla

Contemporary Art Perplexes Me

Offsite is the Vancouver Art Gallery’s cleverly named offsite public exhibition space, featuring temporary installations of contemporary works. Featured artists are said to, “consider the site-specific potential of art within the public realm and respond to the changing social and cultural conditions of our contemporary world.”.

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Definitely Dali

If you’re strolling around Downtown Vancouver any time soon, you may come across Salvador Dali’s, “Space Venus”.

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I’d have said you’d find yourself face-to-face with the sculpture but, well, this Venus is clearly headless. Her neck is adorned with a typical Dali “melting” clock, made most famous perhaps by his 1931 painting, “The Persistence of Memory”. Continue reading “Definitely Dali”