Saturday, October 20, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday 166 - Antibes


Where can you find this bold shadow writing gracing the ground with its striking alphabet?? On the ramparts of Antibes on a glorious October day with the sun shining and a bright blue cobalt sky..


The white letters against the blue sky and the black letters on the grey ground make a strikingly bold artistic statement...


The sculpture is called "Nomade" and is by Spanish contemporary artist Jaume Plensa from Barcelona. His work is displayed to strong effect in France, Spain and UK and his sculptures in Place Massena, Nice have already featured in this blog...


Looking out to sea from the rampants of Antibes, the sculpture seems irresistable to human interaction with children using it as a climbing frame, and adults enjoying all the angles and perspectives it affords....

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12 comments:

Ralph said...

The gentleman seems to be swimming in a sea of letters - hopefully he will surface soon! I like the shape of the sculpture, it appears as the silhouette of a head full of letters. A style that infers learning and thought. Very nice captures!

Sylvia K said...

What terrific captures for the day, Catherine!! Swimming in a sea of letters indeed!! Have a beautiful weekend -- what's left of it!!

robin. said...

this is very captivating. LOVE it.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Oh, I can tell the sculptor had great fun putting this one together!

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Genie said...

What an amazing piece of sculpture and I love your shot of the shadows. They are terrific. This is a wonderful post. genie

louciao said...

Really fascinating and engaging sculpture. What a treat that children are actually allowed to interact (ie. climb) on it.
There is one that must be by the same artist in front of the Musee des Beaux Arts in Montreal.
Very fun photos!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Fine Arts!

My Shadow Shots
Have an enjoyable weekend.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

totally fascinating - nevr seen anything like it before - and free to kids to climb on too - wonderful

Angie said...

Fantastic!! You are so right about sculpture. Thanks for your visit.

Gemma Wiseman said...

An impressive piece of unusual art that is fascinating as a landscape feature or in macro! Like a humanoid of letters or an ocean of letter waves!

Paula Scott said...

Oh, my! That has got to be one of the coolest sculptures out there! Can you imagine this here in the US? No one would be allowed to climb it for fear of a lawsuit!

Fly Girl said...

I should have recognized this as Barcelona art right away. I have yet to see any imagery from that city that I didn't love. THe purity of the white letters contrasting against the blue is striking.