So little time, so much to do… Time for a sneaky back-post. Ahem.
Our final port of call on the trail was one I was particularly looking forward to. I wasn’t disappointed.
I’ve watched Niall Young’s pictures take shape on his blog, but seeing them for real, at life-size was infinitely better. Niall was absolutely [...]
So little time, so much to do…
Sometimes we’re spoiled for choice, which was definitely the case a couple of weeks ago: would it be the opening stage of the Tour of Britain that grabbed our attention, or maybe one of many tempting Heritage Open Days? Alternatively it was Art and Architecture weekend at Wirksworth. [...]
We finally made it to see my Mum today, *only* about two and a half weeks late for her birthday, but that’s largely the fault of Mr Snow. We’re very glad he’s finally cleared off, good riddance.
Anyway, we set off to Hopton Hall to enjoy a gentle amble around the gardens, open at this [...]
The autumn colours in the gardens at Chatsworth were stunning. The Beyond Limits exhibition couldn’t have had a better backdrop.
Obviously, I couldn’t resist taking some photos…
There were lots more sculptures that I haven’t shown you. If you’re interested in seeing them, the pictures are here.
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The Good News:
Last year, for me, one the highlights of the Beyond Limits exhibition was this piece, Autumn Reflection, by Zadok Ben-David. From a distance it looked like a stylised tree, but on closer inspection we discovered that it was made entirely from small metal figures.
So it was good news to discover [...]
Some more pictures from Beyond Limits at Chatsworth. Two very different pieces from husband and wife François-Xavier and Claude Lalanne.
Pomme de New Yorkby Claude Lalanne
This would look lovely in any light, at any time of year, but there was something very fitting about this giant golden windfall amongst all the autumn leaves.
Beyond Limits is Sotheby’s annual selling exhibition of modern and contemporary sculpture and I’m pleased to see that it seems to have become established as an annual event at Chatsworth.
The selling aspect of the exhibition targets a very select audience. You know the old saying: if you need to ask how much it is, [...]
Small boy: Are we really looking for love?
His Mother: Yes we are.
Small boy: Where is it?
His Mother: We’ll have to find out.
Small boy: What does it look like? I don’t know what love looks like*. Are we really looking for love?
His Mother: Yes we’re really looking for love.
Much later, [...]
Small girl: What is it?
Mother: It’s called 216.5 degrees.
Small girl: What does that mean?
Mother: Well, a circle has 360 degrees, but this isn’t a whole circle. It’s just part of it.
There is a very long pause. The small girl puts on her best Deep Thought face and considers this information.
I really like it when I get a physical reaction to a piece of art. Although maybe like isn’t the right word. I remember seeing Damien Hurst’s statue of Saint Bartholomew a couple of years ago; in his “exquisite pain” he was holding his own recently removed skin aloft. At the risk of sounding pretentious, [...]