Thursday, May 7, 2009

Orchid


Waiting for the big exhibition at the House of Juliet, let me show you the third sculpture by Marc Quinn. I became quite obsessed with these artworks, as you may have suspected by now.

This beautiful Orchid, installed in the courtyard at Castelvecchio Museum
looks like as if it had sprout from the green lawn in perfect simmetry with the mullioned window. Its bright, vibrant colours add a touch of life to the crude concrete of the Museum. 

18 comments:

Virginia said...

THis is stunning! I am just sitting here taking it all in. You are right to be obsessed. What an accomplished sculptor he is.
V

Jacob said...

I was going to say, that's one heck of a big flower!

It is colorful, for sure!

lakeviewer said...

Look at the perfect lady's slipper in that orchid!

Christopher Raun Leth said...

This sure is a nice statue ... and I confess; I was fooled for a second in believing it was a really big flower!

Bergson said...

A flower without maintenance

AmyR said...

The placement in front of the two windows was very nicely done. It's gorgeous! I'm envisioning a bit smaller one as a fountain in my garden. :D

joo said...

At first I was sure it was 'real' flower, amazing!

White Oleander said...

What a beautiful art piece...it looks so real.

Babzy said...

I love it ,the giant queen of the flowers !

Elisa Stocco said...

Carina questa orchidea! Belli i colori della foto!

lunarossa said...

Sicuramente questa e' la scultura preferita di quelle che hai mostrato. Mi piace soprattutto per i colori, visto che la maggior parte delle sculture sono generalmente monocromatiche e questa e' una novita'. Ciao. A.

B Squared said...

Wonderful placement and a beautiful piece of art.

m_m said...

This is really giant orchid! Wow:)

amatamari said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!
:-)
Thanks

Fio said...

Lovely!!!

Bath Daily Photo Blog said...

Fab and weird all at the same time, very striking wonderful shot!

Ming the Merciless said...

This one (the orchid) is so different from his two other pieces that you have posted. This looks almost too classical to his usual contemporary work.

Kitty said...

rather surreal photo. The colors of the flower are so intense, while the building is earthy.

ah, you're lucky to be around the museum!

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