The sublime contours of ‘Psyche Revived By Cupid’s Kiss’ by the great Italian artist Antonio Canova (1757-1822) who achieved high renown for his marble sculptures. Photographed in situ in the Louvre.
I never tire of seeing this magnificent sculptural landmark as I drive west along the M6 motorway between Dublin and Galway. (Prior to the Covid lockdown, of course!) ‘Passage’ by Brian O’Loughlin comprises six ten metre high pieces made primarily from bog oak taken from the very ground on which it stands in the heart of the Irish midlands.
This large work – The River by the French artist Aristide Maillol – is a startling, though somewhat unsettling, presence in the quiet of the sculpture garden at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. It was originally conceived as a work on the theme of war – a woman stabbed in the back and falling. The idea later …
The striking eight metre tall ‘A Tree In A Sculpture’ by Japanese artist Naomi Seki is one of a series of large sculptural works at the wonderful Lough Boora Discovery Park in County Offaly.
Racing across the rooftops. Boy With Kite, a large bronze work by Tipperary sculptor Jarlath Daly, has graced the centre of Bettystown, County Meath, since 2004. It looks particularly well against a clear blue sky. #Ireland #PublicArt
Henry Moore was probably the greatest of all modern British sculptors. This image was shot at the Henry Moore Foundation in the wonderfully-named Hertfordshire village of Much Hadham on a very overcast day. This enormous outdoor bronze sculpture comes from his Internal/External series which features very prominently in his huge body of work.
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