Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Marc Quinn: "Alison Lapper pregnant"


Marc Quinn never fails to cause a stir and this huge marble sculpture was at the centre of polemics when it was installed, a few weeks ago. "Disabled people are under represented in art" said Quinn... read more
It's a big step for the town of Verona to host such controversial pieces of art. Somehow it's more difficult for the people - grown up among ancient and classical art - to understand and accept modern art, let alone a "powerful" piece like "Alison Lapper pregnant".  
I like it and I deeply respect Alison Lapper, a strong woman who has been fighting throughout her life to live a normal life, be accepted as a woman, an artist and a mother...

14 comments:

nobu said...

Deeply impressive post.
She has true fortitude.

Kitty said...

looks almost like a tableaux or painting of various objects.
Interesting!

Hilda said...

Very powerful sculpture, and especially since it's based on a real person.

Something like that will be very controversial here too :(

Printemps said...

Powerful image! I am new to your blog and Love everything Italian...

Saretta said...

Hmmmm, interesting...

Elisa Stocco said...

Belle e interessanti queste statue!

Clueless in Boston said...

I like the picture in black and white; it accentuates and ties the modern (and controversial) art with the old in Verona.

Might I also say that the street lamps in Verona look great. I like the iron work and the three glass globes. They must look wonderful at dusk.

Hilary said...

Hi, we had this sculpture in London for a bit I think. Alison Lapper's a strong woman and simply lives her life. I didn't realise the work was being seen outside of the UK.

amatamari said...

I really like this picture, the angle and the white and black.
Thanks also to the notes on the sculpture.
A magnificent shot!

lemon said...

That post makes me feel you more near to my heart.
I was shocked (and very angry) with "normal"pregnant women not wanting her statue in trafalgar sqare.
I do admire her strength so much...

Virginia said...

Something I did not know about before your post. I am very moved after reading about Alison. With all the "crap" art out there that museums and cities pay big bucks for, I applaud this piece. I want to read more about her and her life. Thank you for sharing this with us. And b eautifully captured I might add.

Babzy said...

Incredible story and shot , worthwile to see !Thanks for the link .

Bath Daily Photo Blog said...

This sculpture has been in London, it is amazing and wonderful, also love the black and white shot as it adds greatly to the piece.. nice work!

rob said...

Non conoscevo nè la scultrice ne Alison Lapper. Grazie Valeria!

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