Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sunday Art Review: Statues Galore

With the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday this past week, I found myself drawn back to a post I did on July 15, 2007 that included a visit to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. As I re-read that post I was reminded of the awesome presence and impression it had on me that day. I started thinking how amazing it is that a statue made of cold, hard materials could convey such emotion and warmth. For some reason, it became the inspiration for this week's Sunday Art Review: Statues Galore. I dug up a series of photos I had taken recently of statues that had not yet been included in a previous post here. And so without much fanfare, I present a small collection of statues for your enjoyment.


above: "Realism in Femininity" in bronze

above: "Serenity Woman", fiberglass
above: Serenity Man, fiberglass
above: Aphrodite, in marble

above: I'll call this "Kew Gardens Man" because I don't know the actual title of artist.
Well that's all for this week's Sunday Art Review. It was short and sweet. Hope you have a great Sunday
-Rick Rockhill

12 comments:

Lois Grebowski said...

I prefer the more realistic statues like Aphrodite and Kew Gardens Man. Call me a traditionalist.

Have a great Sunday!
:-D)

kenju said...

The first time I saw Lincoln's Monument, I wanted to crawl up and sit in his lap. I still do.

jackie said...

for some reason the serenity woman appeals to me. I just like the curvacious look I guess!

RhodesTer said...

Whoa, that first photo reminds me of the end of Planet Of The Apes, not the old one but the remake, where Mark Wahlberg crashes on the stairs of the memorial and looks up to see "APEraham Lincoln".. whoa, man! Trippy! It's like, they have the same history we do but they're all monkeys! So that statue is a monkey and he's not wearing any shoes!

© Karelian Blonde said...

Aphrodite is by no means my favorite of the Greek gods but she is my favorite of your Sunday statues. I like the classic stuff :)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I know when I saw The Licoln Memorial for the first time it brought me to tears, as I am sure it does for many people. Vesides being a truly GREAT Scykpture--because it captured the Humanity of the man....I know I was moved too by the entire building and the Statue'sw location---AND, it's because of who Lincoln was, for me.

I so wish you would tell us the names of the Artists Rick...It's the one thing I so miss in your truly WONDERFUL Sunday Art Posts!

Kathy said...

It must feel great to be home!
I, too, love classical sculpture, but am always open to new things. I think the piece that moves me the most is The Pieta.

Anonymous said...

the last one is my favorite, kew garden one. reminds me of zeus.

Biddie said...

I love the fibreglass woman/man.
Remind me of Shawn and me :)

whimsical brainpan said...

I like the "Realism in Femininity" the best.

Diane J Standiford said...

Would love to see Lincoln M. Hey, these pics made me hot. :-)

Olivia said...

The big puffy statues look like they're by Fernando Botero. You should see his paintings too.

My fave of course is the classical Aphrodite.

I have yet to visit the Lincoln Memorial up close (I have some long shots from my last visit). Doubtless when I do you will see it on my blog.

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