Monday, July 5, 2010

Juxtaposition


Sculpture and installation (partial view) by chinese and colombian artists on display at the CCB, Lisbon

19 comments:

Irina said...

What is he holding? A paint-brush, brother-artist? Looks very goal-seeking

Olivier said...

une belle statue, toute en energie

brattcat said...

powerful shot.

Sharon said...

That is a very powerful sculpture. What interests me is the combination of Chinese and Columbian artists. What vastly different cultures.

Mo said...

Has a communist feel to it. Must be an interesting exhibition.

Halcyon said...

This is a massive sculpture. I like it.

T. Becque said...

A strong sculpture. I'm trying to figure out the combination of Chinese and Columbian artists - do you know how this came to be? Interesting since the sculpture looks to be of political orgin so I'm wondering how these two cultures presented their exhibit.

JM said...

@T.Becque and Sharon: The two artworks are part of the Berardo Collection (Joe Berardo is a portuguese nouveau riche, actually a millionaire...). I believe this is nothing else but just a clever combination of both.

VP said...

Nice angle, but I thought they stopped to do thing like these well before I was born!

Cezar and Léia said...

Very impressive, wonderful sculpture and I'm curious about the words in that mural!
hugs
Léia

Lois said...

I do like the angle of your shot!

Jacob said...

I was wondering why something like this was in a Portuguese museum...

It's a powerful statement, I suppose, as to the role of the "worker" in some societies. The irony is that the worker almost always got screwed in those societies. The only ones who made out were the party elite; unless they were exiled or killed.

Lisergic Synaesthesiae said...
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BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Wonderful sculpture and photo JM. If it weren't for the paint brush, he'd would easily be taken for a cricketer with that stance.

Deepak Acharya said...

nice sculpture :)

Small City Scenes said...

A great pose and I feel the same a Mo. Very Unionistic too. Interesting. MB

Joan Elizabeth said...

Looks very communist ... interesting for that reason.

B SQUARED said...

Like those before me said, very powerful.

Lisergic Synaesthesiae said...

whoa,
Like this monolithic style, it reminds me of certain sculpture I seen in Moscow.