23 May 2013

Afternoon, Art, Architecture, Arboreta










15 comments:

Craig said...

Blue skies! I love the torso of the man rising from the ground!

Don QuiScottie said...

Are you an optimist by nature Craig? Choosing to see "rising" as opposed to "sinking", or just "stuck"?

Craig said...

Half glass full Andrew... that's me.

Sean Jeating said...

Ah.
:)

CherryPie said...

It looks an interesting place to visit, but I find the second photo rather disturbing!!!

Elephant's Child said...

Quick sand I know about, but quick concrete? And I see him as stuck.
An interesting photographic series, but that second photo is going to haunt me.

Claude said...

I'm more sorry for that poor lady. Such an uncomfortable position. If she doesn't relax soon, her back is really going to ache. Ah! well...I'll send her some Oxycocets.

Nice series!

Claude said...

Is she an Henry Moore Lady? We have some in Toronto. Enormous...and with holes, here and there.

Don QuiScottie said...

Yes, a Henry Moore. If I were a lady I would find his work disturbing, with all the focus on holes through them.

Sean Jeating said...

Is it possible that those very holes resemble a certain vacuum within Mr. Moore's head?

Don QuiScottie said...

I do doubt it Sean, not least because they are not vacuum but are filled with air (though I know you just said "resemble") and I doubt there was a vacuum in the man's head anyway, but... do I discern a dislike or at least disdain for Mr Moore?

Sean Jeating said...

Caught! :)
Caught I am. I remember that, despite being no afficionado of him, once I defended Mr. Moore vehemently agaionst his critics.

Above sentence I wrote just to impress Claude. :)

Don QuiScottie said...

Mr Moore made things and many people liked and like them enough to look and to pay. I cannot argue with that. Just as I cannot argue that if someone wishes to pay a certain Ms Emin a few hundred thousand pounds for amateurish scribbles, well, I cannot argue with her good sense in scribbling and selling. It is amazing what some people will pay for, and how much, but then many only pay because they know that later, others will pay much more, and thus the strange old system continues.

Claude said...

Amazing! My comment was only a question, not a criticism of Moore.
I'm glad that neither of you are totally negative about him.

I have a lot of respect for his work. We have a Moore Gallery at the AGO. When Mr. Moore died, in 1986, I wrote a letter of appreciation of his work to the Director. And he asked my permission to forward my note to his widow.

I don't wish to clutter the space here. I would send both of you a copy. But I put the name of God once, in it. And I know how you feel about this.

Just to say that I rather like Moore, holes and all...And what I call his winks to the world!

Don QuiScottie said...

I do like looking at Moore objects, just as I like looking at most abstract sculptures, but I think much nonsense is talked about the "talent" involved in creating them. Shapes are interesting, and many a schoolkid in art class or student in my local art department creates many shapes as interesting as a Moore. In modern art, some people just "get lucky".