Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Les Baigneurs



Niki de Saint-Phalle's work at the CCB (Belém Cultural Center), Lisbon

27 comments:

Olivier said...

j'adore Niki de Saint-Phalle, de tres belles statues

Joan Elizabeth said...

I have the same shape as the lady and not game to be seen on the beach ... clearly need to change my attitude.

Cezar and Léia said...

Love the vibrant colors, this artist is fabulous.Here in Luxembourg we have at Hammilius square,a giant Nana called "La grande Tempérance" by Niki de Saint Phalle.
abraços
Léia

Halcyon said...

I like these!

Kate said...

Terrific public sculptures. Should disspell anyone's fear of appearing in public even if one's figure is not debonair and svelte! Love the targets!

Sharon said...

What a colorful and fun loving sculpture.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Fantastic sculptures JM, big, colourful and FUN! Good spot for the target haha!

joo said...

They are so funny:)

Gine said...

La joie de vivre en couleurs ! Je suis fan de Niki de Saint-Phalle qui a un espace qui lui est consacré dans ma ville (Fribourg, Suisse) , qui est aussi la ville de son mari, Jean Tinguely.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I agree! What a colorful and fun capture! That would surely brighten up my day!! Hope your week is going well, JM! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Bananafishbones said...

your as mad as a hatter...... you do love your strange artwork....

Far too colourful for me, needs to be toned down just a bit


... men in black anyone

JM said...

@Banana: First of all, if anyone is as mad as a hatter, I'm afraid it's not me. Besides, this is not 'my' strange artwork, as you have stated, and anyone who is acquainted with Saint-Phalle's work knows these are the colours she has always worked with.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That was fun !! I love the colors and shapes (;>) -- your pictures make me feel as if I'm standing there.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Love these with the Saint-Phalle colors! She might have visited some of our American beaches - hah!

I have a bit of Portugal on my blog today, JM.

Bises,
Genie

RedPat said...

Love it - the colours, the fun, everything!

Babzy said...

Chère Niki , un peu de gaieté dans ce monde en crise ....

Jarart said...

This just makes me smile! Thanks, I needed that!

J Bar said...

Interesting art.

Jacob said...

I don't know what to say. It is certainly colorful and funky. Free-spirited?

Leif Hagen said...

Fun, silly, colorful sculpture! She's a very, very full figured gal! Ha!

Gunn said...

Creative fun art!
Yesterday we were told on Norwegian TV, that Lisboa is going to be the warmest place in Europe today.

Enjoy it!

VP said...

I like the splash of color that this work add to the place...

Small City Scenes said...

Hey, I love it. They are having fun which is the main objective. Yes??? MB

Randy said...

What a fun sculpture.

Dina said...

There is nothing in the world quite like her creations! Unique.

James said...

Very nice! Reminds me of something similar in the Zurich train station.

Emille said...

Haven't seen her artwork for a while! (art wise Europe is much more on the cutting edge:) )