Sunday, January 27, 2008

Sunday Art Review: Sculpture from the Palm Springs Art Museum

For this week's edition of The Sunday Art Review, I decided to feature some sculpture from the Palm Springs Art Museum. We have a marvelous collection of works on exhibit, on various mediums. I'll let the works speak for themselves, and hope you enjoy them s much as I have. My apologies for (once again) forgetting to jot down all the artists and titles of each piece. I'll number them in the event you want to refer to them in a comment. Above left is "Number 1" (such an original name, n'est pas?)

above: "Number Two"

Above: "Number Three"

Above: "Number Four"

Above: "Number 5"
Which one(s) do you like best?
-Rick Rockhill

22 comments:

Tea N. Crumpet said...

#2 makes me think of those places at souvenir stands where you stand behind them with your head poking out and there is a body of a character on the other side. You and Jason need to pose like that, "Look! We are sculptures!"

#4 reminds me of Peter Herring's drawings in the mid 1980's. Do you remember him?

I think I like #5 the best-- it's curvey. I like how the light shows off it and reflects.

Casdok said...

Number 5. You just want to run your hands over it!!

Mona said...

No 3, which I would call 'reclining woman'...

lime said...

i like #5 best. i like its fluid shapes. it looks like someone froze the insides of a lava lamp.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

hands down number five!!! it looks like a mother and child to me...

smiles, bee

Mags said...

I like #5 the best! :) And the name-it's...so avant garde

Michael said...

Definitely #2!

captain corky said...

Number 2! It reminds me of the planet Krypton for some reason...

LouLou! said...

I have to say that although I was lured in by #5, which certainly has a mother/child feel to it, I kept going back to the ROUNDNESS of #2....and the highly polished dark stone (is it marble?) against the lighter color - I have to put my vote in for #2!

cathy said...

Well sorry to be boring but 5 is my favourite too. I like the sencuousness of the curves and the artists use of negative space.

Biddie said...

I think that my vote would be for #2, also. Dunno why, exactly, it just seems to pull me in.

Jimmi said...

Handsome picture :) Nice wide stance too... Just don't go using any airport bathrooms! ;)

Nice collection of photos.

CRUSTYBEEF said...

Number 5 is my favorite...something motherly about it..plus it doesn't seem as cold as the others..

Happy Sunday!!!!
Always,
Crusty~

B said...

#5 is my pic :)

Tea N. Crumpet said...

I've come back here to look at this a few times. #5 almost looks like a pelvis. I say almost because not really, but if you took a pelvic cradle and picked it up and looked at it through the hip socket-- could it look like #5? I almost want to fly down there and walk around it and get a better look. (I 100% want to fly down there and experience your sunshine and palm trees! Forget the statue!)

Diane J Standiford said...

#5, could be part photo quality, but my father-out-law painted something very similar, in black,light blue and dark blue/black that we have hanging since his death and I see something unique each time I look at it. Thanks for sharing.

Canadian flake said...

I agree with the others...#5 is my favourite...it looks so smooth and glossy, it makes me wanna caress it...lol.

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

#5

Olivia said...

I like number 5. The curvaceous, shiny surfaces invite you to run your hands all over it.

Secondarily, I like number one simply because the ancient Cycladic sculptures are as modern as Picasso was thousands of years later. The mind boggles. And indeed, those modernists were great fans of primitive, ancient and tribal art.

Lynda Lehmann said...

I definitely like the flowing, organic feeling of No. 5 the best. Is it a Henry Moore?

Naomi said...

No. 5 is my favourite Rick. To me it's much warmer than the other sculptures probably because of the stained wood effect. It somehow reminds me of melted chocolate!

P.L. Frederick said...

Number five looks like a Henry Moore. Did you know that Henry Moore's sculptures were influenced by his love of sheep? Literally. He kept a lot of sheep on his land and kept large sculptures out there for the sheep to rub against. (Their wool gets itchy and they love a good scritch-scratch.) While sculpting, he'd keep in mind what would make a nice rubbing/scratching point. My favorite art history professor once told me that story. She'd been a friend of the Moore family. I've no way of knowing if it's 100% true but it makes for a wonderful story and, to me, also makes Moore's pieces truly beautiful and thoughtful.

P.L. Frederick (SMALL & big)

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