Wednesday, May 30, 2012

One Last Bit from Artland

2012.05 Edinburgh (66 of 107)
One last set of photos from Artland in Edinburgh - and probably my favorite installation - Weeping Girls. This one caught you almost by surprise, you walk down the path and suddenly you see the first girl.

2012.05 Edinburgh (68 of 107)
It was hard not to get emotional walking through this section and discovering each girl.

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The artist did an amazing job of making them each unique, not just in shape and position, but in their emotion.

2012.05 Edinburgh (75 of 107)
I was awed by the skill of the artist and would love to see how the installation changes over the summer months as the vegetation around them grows - I have a feeling they will feel even more isolated and sad.

2012.05 Edinburgh (79 of 107)
Twice while I was in Scotland a piece of art nearly brought me to tears, this was the first, the second was seeing Salvador Dali's painting: Christ of St John of the Cross at the Kelvingrove Museum.

In honor of art that moves you to tears, here's Brett Dennen's: It Could Make You Cry.

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14 comments:

Dagmar said...

It is interesting to see these and the emotions the evoke..I wonder what made them weep? Have a wonderful week ❤

Nicole said...

They look so sad. Sad.

~Kristina said...

Such devastating beauty. That's exactly the kind of display that makes me want to know the story of the artist when they sculpted each one.

Christianna said...

I want to see this in person! I bet it's truly moving. At the same time, it's kinda eerie! I love the pictures that you took!

Stampmouse said...

how sad yet so intriguing.

DecorandtheDog said...

Creepy yet awesome. My favorite kind of art. :)

Susan said...

Modern sculpturists have been doing such amazing pieces. I love seeing these, thank you for sharing. I agree as the seasons change so will the moods. The hair is fabulous.
Hope you're doing well Jaime.

R Montalban said...

So glad you enjoyed going to Artland :-)

Annemarie @ Brunch at Saks said...

Wow- this is beautiful, Jamie! I think I'd be able to stare at that statue all day long!

Ms. Becky said...

wow, I'm in love with this art installation. How moving it must have been to see this in person. It's very expressive. And yes, well-done. thanks for sharing this Jamie. I wish I would come across something like this in my own area. happy weekend to you.

Tezzie said...

So hauntingly beautiful...and, yet another 'sign' that I need to head to my dream destination, Scotland...?

Cindy said...

i've really enjoyed your artland posts and love art mixed in with nature. enjoy your weekend!

blue elephant photography said...

very interesting!

scott davidson said...

I had fun choosing this particular painting online that now hangs in my downtown office, from Wahooart.com, who sells canvas prints of art masterpieces. While the original is treasured in some art museum in England, my print http://EN.WahooArt.com/A55A04/w.nsf/Opra/BRUE-8LHS4U, of this painting by Edward Burne-Jones is very much appreciated by my staff and clients. The print quality is really excellent.

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