Publicado em Esculturas e estátuas, Literatura

Esculturas | Le Passe-muraille

“This is a statue of Garou-garou a.k.a Le Passe-muraille (The Man Who Walked through Walls in English), one of Marcel Aymé best known short novel. It tells the story of a man who discover that he can walk through walls (what a surprise) and decide to start a crime spree.” (fonte)

Rue Norvins (Montmartre), Paris. O início do conto pode ser lido aqui.

Publicado em Esculturas e estátuas, Memorialis

Memorialis | Anonymous passerby

Przejście (Passage) – A striking public sculpture representing the period of martial law in Communist Poland  (Atlas Obscura).

Wroclaw, na passagem da rua Swidnicka. Congeladas em movimento, as figuras descem ao solo de um lado da rua cumprindo uma marcha simbólica para depois aparecer no lado oposto. As esculturas foram feitas por Jerzy Kalina. Este impressionante monumento honra todos os presos , desaparecidos e os “sugados pela Terra” durante o regime comunista na Polónia.

“The wonderfully lifelike bronze statues descending into the earth are based on Jerzy Kalina’s temporary art installation set up in Warsaw in 1977; the original plaster sculptures, stored in the Wrocław National Museum for 28 years, were re-cast in bronze and unveiled in the middle of the night on the 24th anniversary of the introduction of martial law in Poland. Whether or not this was deliberate remains a subject of discussion – according to one interpretation, the refreshed artwork is meant as a tribute to those who worked in underground organisations to undermine the regime.” (aqui)

Publicado em Esculturas e estátuas

Esculturas | Dromeas [The Runner]

 

É uma escultura extraordinaria, que levou oito anos a ser acabada. Esteve na Omonoia Square, agora está num espaço relvado, perto do Hilton e da Embaixada do Canadá.  Escultor: Costas Varotsos.

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You wouldn’t want to accidentally bump into this enormous sculpture. It does more than just look sharp. Dromeas, also called The Runner, is made of individual pieces of glass stacked atop each other to take the blurred shape of a runner in motion. Thousands of sharp, jagged pieces of glass form the sculpture.

The running figure is the work of Costas Varotsos, who began working on it in 1988 and didn’t finish until 1994. It was originally erected at Omonia Square, but it was later moved because people grew concerned construction and the vibrations from the underground metro would cause it to shatter or topple.

It’s a fitting sculpture within a city with so much running history—Athens was, after all, the final destination of Pheidippides’s famous run from the Battle of Marathon. But unfortunately, the artwork wasn’t met with unanimous appeal. Though some heralded the innovative sculpture, others were less-than-pleased with its unusual appearance.” Atlas Obscura)

Publicado em Esculturas e estátuas, Foto by LN, Viagens

Fotofolio | The cocklepickers

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Cocklepickers, Blackrock, Dunkalk Bay, Louth, Ireland

“The Cocklepickers” was installed and unveiled on the promenade in December 2018.  The piece was created by local artist Micheál McKeown and comprises a woven stainless steel group of two cocklepickers from the early 1900s on a sculpted concrete base resembling the surface of Blackrock beach.

“Cocklepickers were once synonymous with Blackrock and were a familiar sight on the beach.  Cocklepicking can be traced back to medieval times as is evident from the middens and mounds of cockle shells still to be found in the area.  During the famine (1845-1852), cockles were the only source of food for many of the indigenous families of the Blackrock area, who owe their survival to them.”

Click here to find out about “the Cockle Lord” and the importance of cocklepicking in the area in an extract from Noel Sharkey’s book “The Parish of Haggardstown and Blackrock – a History”.

 

Publicado em Esculturas e estátuas

Pasmadinhos, Setúbal

Em 2016, Bocage, Luísa Todi e Frei Martinho foram os primeiros representados na mostra de arte urbana, dos «Pasmadinhos» de Maria Pó, com réplicas das peças criadas por Elsa Rodrigues e Jacek Piatkiewicz a serem reproduzidas em esculturas de cerca de três metros pelo escultor Hélder Silva. Seguiram-se, ainda em 2016, o Observador de aves e a Lavadeira de Azeitão. Depois,  Dona Vinha, Maria Baía, Descarregador de Peixe e, em julho de 2018, o Pasmadinho Vitoriano.