Saturday, 21 April 2012

Still Raining, Still Dreaming


During my damp dawdle the other day I noticed some new sculpture in front of the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. It was an exhibition known as "Sculpture Promenade". You were encouraged to 'interact' with the pieces which I presume meant that you were allowed to touch. The rain gave everything a special shine and encouraged me to interact through my camera. Here are the results of my endeavours:


Kan Yasuda -

Tensei, Tenmoku
(bronze)


Peter Randall-Page -

Solid Air II & III
(marble and oak)

Several granite pieces displayed on North lawn

Detail from Pythagoras Stone and Untitled.
(granite)



Helaine Blumenfeld -

The Space Within
(bronze)

Ascent
(bronze)

detail

detail

Cleopatra
(marble)

Yesterday's songs (for those who haven't Googled them) were:
"Rain" by The Beatles, "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head" by Sacha Distel, Bobby Gentry, BJ Thomas and others, "Flowers In The Rain" by The Move, "Purple Rain" by Prince, "Singing In The Rain" by Gene Kelly and others, "Still Raining, Still Dreaming" by Jimi Hendrix, "Rhythms Of The Rain" by The Cascades, "Set Fire To The Rain" by Adele, "Rain On The Roof" by The Lovin' Spoonful, "Umbrella" by Rihanna, "Banks Of The Sweet Primroses" an English traditional song.

Take care.

13 comments:

  1. Lovely account of the Sulpture Promenade John, and while I really enjoyed the bronze Tensei, Tenmoku, I also really liked those pineapple-etched granite pieces set on the lawn.

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  2. What a great idea and what great light you had in the rain..I get so upset with rain on my camera and no light...here you have turned it into an art form with glistening shots!!! well done. My fav is the first shots with the umbrella contrast into sculpture.

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  3. The Helaine Blumenfeld sculptures are beautiful, and they look even more so with the rain falling on the soft curves. Beautifully shown all, and btw HUGE congrats for the first anniversary of YOUR blog on the 19th, sometimes it's quite a feat to post every day..or is that just me!

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  4. Beautiful images, thanks for sharing these beautiful sculptures - very powerful despite the damp.

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  5. I have to confess that modern sculpture does very little indeed for me - if I absolutely had to choose it would be the Solid Air pieces. I'd rather have Michelangelo's 'David' any day of the week - now that really is worth seeing.

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  6. John, these sculptures are beautiful! I especially enjoyed the "Cleopatra", all those flowing lines. Very nice! Love your blog!

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  7. Interaction - nice way of describing photography.

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  8. Interesting sculptures. I like the solid restfulness of Tensei, Tenmoku. Unfortunately, the Solid Air ones keep reminding me of dog chew toys so that kind of gets in the way. The granite rocks look like hedgehogs which is fun to me. Nice swishy movement to Cleopatra. As for the rain, hey, your English!

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  9. LOVE the Japanese sculpture (1st pic) and the texture on 'Pythagoras' is wonderful!! Who said that rain couldn't be fun!!!

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  10. Great serie ,i like the scultures very much , even in the rain , i especially like your details images :)

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  11. Fabulous outdoor exhibit, a wonderful subject for your refined photographic eye John. I like how you have framed the sculptures, and the interesting detail shots. A pleasant rainy day discovery indeed :^)

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  12. I'm particularly liking the Solid Airs I and II

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