Sunday, 12 January 2014

Reflections - Sculpture - Blue Sky





My first thought when I saw these assorted objects brought in by the tide was that they looked like
a sculpture assemblage.






I'm not quite sure why but they brought to mind Jean Tinguely's kinetic sculptures.

Jean Tinguely (1925-1991) was a Swiss born artist, best known for his kinetic works.



Heureka by Tinguelly  -  Zurich






1980s fountain in central Paris created in collaboration with his wife Niki de Saint Phalle.


Firth of Forth at low tide.



Seabirds - waiting for lunch!



Barnacle encrusted log.



Beautiful blue January sky.




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Images 4, 5 & 6   -   source Wikipedia

29 comments:

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

Beautiful bright blue January sky….love the sculptures too!

EG CameraGirl said...

I love the kinetic sculpture but the floating trash, not so much. ;)

The Greenockian said...

Love that first photo!
Liz

eileeninmd said...

I love the sculptures, pretty scenic views and the lovely sky. Wonderful series of photos. Happy Sunday!

biebkriebels said...

Lovely pictures and I agree wit you about the artist. We know now where his inpirations came from!

Viera said...

This colourful fountain is very funny but I like the reflection of a beautiful blue sky in water too...

Beautiful photos...

'Tsuki said...

When I first saw your first pic, I didn't thought of a sculpture assemblage, but more something like : "(rolling eyes) great. More pollution. Human beings are really huge pigs"

But that only my thought : I'm a pessimistic person. Your post is great anyway, and after reading it I understand what you wanted to say.

Great reflection.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful beach treasures! I love the texture on the log.

Gillena Cox said...

intriguing pieces, thanks for sharing,
have a nice Sunday

much love...

maryaustria said...

Fascinating and wonderful photos! Great!!!

Laura said...

What a beautiful series! I think the low tide image is my favorite… quite serene. The textures and colors in all the other photos are wonderful too. Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

Christian Weiß said...

Beautiful capture.

wabisabipoet said...

Beautiful photos! I especially like the reflection of the blue sky in the first photos!

rebecca said...

today also struck me with january's impossibly blue sky. thank you for sharing yours...every glimpse revealing your ability to find sacred in the ordinary.
xo

Tomoko said...

Intriguing sculpture, As I saw your first photo I remembered the shore washed off by the big earthquake in Japan in 2013.
Also the sculpture standing by the sea looks a building survived. This is a very personal idea of me. I appreciate that blue sky and seabirds in peace, which implies restoration in the future.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos, Ruby.

Hope 2014 brings a lot of happiness to you.

Midori said...

You had a lovely walk on the beach. Those objects on beach are sometimes inspirational. : )

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Nice captures. I did not know the name of Jean. His Art is very fascinating. I like your sesshore and sky photos very much.
Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

Tomoko said...

Sorry, I made a mistake.
washed away by the earthquake in 2011.

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Astonishing amazing and breathtaking images !

Stewart M said...

A different kind of beach wreck - although not connected to mine it feels like they could be.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

dritanje said...

The barnacle covered log is superb but then all your photos are! Glad you are seeing blue skies too, which is also my recent theme. Didn't know that Tinguely was married to Niki de St Phalle. I enjoy her colourful sculptures so much, they decorate the fountain near the Centre Pompidou in central Paris as you say and they are part of the brightness and unusual and whimsical shapes, colours and styles of that area.
Mxx

LE CHEMIN DES GRANDS JARDINS said...

Merci pour ce bel envoi.Jean Tenguely est un artiste majeur de l'art contemporain et j'ai eu l’occasion de visionner plusieurs fois le documentaire consacré à son œuvre monumentale réalisée dans la forêt de Milly la forêt, près de Paris : le Cyclope. Extraordinaire délire de métal et de rêves où les s5 sens du visiteur sont sollicités.Un chef-d’œuvre qui fut, pour tant, très critiqué.
Je passe une partie de ma vie sur les plages, j'y étais encore hier, pour pratiquer le land art et je suis souvent le premier témoin de leur pollution par les hommes. C'est à cela que me fait penser ta première photo.

Belle journée,
Amicalement.

Roger

Joyful said...

Wonderful artistic shots.

ladyfi said...

They do look like sculptures! Nice shots.

stardust said...

Really interesting post, ruby. I understand why those assorted object on the seashore reminded you of Jean Tinguely's kinetic sculptures. Maybe he got inspiration from the similar things. I love clear blue sky of January.

May your 2014 filled with smiles and unique creativeness.

Yoko

sarah said...

The conception of Kinetic art is very interesting.The difference between low tide and high tide is large.Including it,thank you for sharing the big nature in the North Sea.
May you have happy 2014.

Palomasea said...

I love your artistic eye, dear Ruby!
I hope your New Year is off to a beautifully creative start...thank you for inspiring us to keep our eyes open to beauty and art everywhere....
Have a splendid week, sweet friend...
Hugs and blessings,
- Irina

lisa hermanson said...

Yes, that driftwood really does look like an assemblage - great comparison to Tinguely I see that sculpture is out in the water, too!

cosmos said...

Hi Ruby,
Long time no see!
The picture of the fountain in central Paris rang a bell. The style, the color, yes, I remember seeing the works of Niki de Saint Phall at a small island here featuring modern art works from around the world. Maybe Tinguely's now that I see your picture, though I am not sure.

I'm looking forward to visiting here this year too.

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