Sunday, October 21, 2007

Sunday Art Review: Sculpture at The Palm Springs Art Museum

For this week's Sunday Art Review, I decided to turn my attention to a few works of sculpture at the Palm Springs Art Museum. Before I continue, I wish to state that I did not take any of the photos in this post. (Usually I take all my own photos for stuff like this). Anyway, I "borrowed" them from the musuem's wonderful website. I figure that since I make a donation to the Palm Springs Art Museum every year, they won't mind too much if I give them some free publicity! As a Musuem member, I enjoy visiting and strolling through the exhibits, letting it all "soak in". Here are a few "modern" sculptures that I thought are worth sharing:

Above: Auguste Rodin: THE THINKER, REDUCTION. (This was his 4th proof of a bronze cast)

Above: Max Bill, "CONSTRUCTION" (granite)

Above: Roy Lichtenstein: "MODERN SCULPTURE WITH LOOP" (metal)

Above: Hans Jean Arp, "ETE DE LUTIN DITE KASPAR" (bronze)
Hope you enjoyed these.
-Rick Rockhill

9 comments:

DJ Kirkby said...

Hello. I found you on Casdok's blog. This is the first of your 3 that I have checked so I am not sure which is your main blog yet.

captain corky said...

Very nice. I love strolling through museums in the middle of the night from the comforts of my own living room. God I love the Internet.

MONA said...

sculptures are fascinating. I love to see the play of light over the curves of metals/rocks.

The statue of the dancing girl from the excavation of Indus valley civilization always fascinates me.

In India we usually have sculptures made of an eight metal alloy called Ashtadhatyu. That is the alloy used to make what they call "Holy" sculptures.

Top cat said...

I've always found it a bit humorous that a sculpture called the thinker would provoke thought but it does just that.:)
tc

marlupe said...

oh rick, these are lovely, I must say, I do like your new Sunday series on art, what a clever idea.

Casdok said...

I love sculptures. Did you see my post on Antony Gormley?

Scott said...

Love the art, Rick.
When Andrew and I visit Palm Springs again, we definitely want you as our guide!

mrpeenee said...

I love the art deco turn of the lichtenstein. How unexpected.

CRUSTYBEEF said...

ooooooooooooohhhhhh!! I love the Arp!!!
Always,
Crusty~

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