Thursday, February 2, 2012

Giant Bees



Bordallo Pinheiro Garden, Lisbon
Rafael Bordallo Pinheiro (1846-1905) was a Portuguese artist known for his illustrations, caricatures, sculpture and ceramics designs, and is considered the first Portuguese comics creator.

32 comments:

Tanya said...

happy it's just a sculpture and not the real deal!

Olivier said...

la premiere photo ferait une tres belle macro ;)

Kate said...

A very intriguing way to illustrate an insect. It's a honey of a sculpture!

Hilda said...

What fun!

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

That would be worrying if that managed to fly, its bad enough being stung by a small bee, i cant imagine how much that would hurt.
Excellent image !

Sharon said...

This looks very much like the big bugs sculptures that are now on display at the Desert Botanical Garden here. I enjoy taking pictures of bees at work as you know. However, one this size my set me in the opposite directions very quickly.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

That's a very interesting 'sculpture', Ive not see ceramic quite that large. A lot of interesting details.

Sylvia K said...

Now that is a BIG bee! What a great sculpture, JM! Terrific captures as always and I am glad he's sculptured and not the real thing -- talk about a bee sting!!! Have a great evening!

Sylvia

PerthDailyPhoto said...

'Attack of the killer bees'.. Wonderful imagination Monsieur Pinheiro had JM. Brilliant top shot!

LadyFi said...

Whoa - that is BIG! What a good sculpture.

Halcyon said...

An interesting sculpture. I've never seen anything like it!

cieldequimper said...

I love bees so I have to love these!

NixBlog said...

Interesting addition to this garden and a fitting tribute to a man who liked a bit of fun.

Art said...

Absolutely great work

Clytie said...

At first glance I thought it was a really close macro of a tiny bee, then I realized it is a wonderfully detailed sculpture!

Andrew Fulton said...

Wonderful to see..

Lowell said...

Fantastic creatures! And in ceramic? That would take a very skilled artist indeed!

The question is "What would you be if you were bitten by a bee while you were just being yourself?"

Sérgio Pontes said...

Nunca passei por lá, despertastes-me o apetite =)

Abraço

RedPat said...

Wow! Is that clay? I am very impressed although you Portuguese certainly know how to work clay!

magiceye said...

Wonderfully done! Beautifully captured!

Carolina Tavares said...

Gosto de esculturas no geral e acho que as que são colocadas em locais abertos devem interagir com a paisagem. Achei esta, em especial, muito criativa.

Randy said...

Wow, that that is what I call yard art!

Lúcia said...

Ainda bem que não é de verdade! ;-)

Karl said...

I'm with Tanya! Terrific sculpture and photos.

AGMPRISMA said...

It,s alive?

Gunn said...

Looks pretty, huge, unique and FUN!:)

joo said...

They are terrific! I love the first photo with the reflections in the eyes! The sky in the second one is great! To be honest I would be happy with a bit warmer weather:)
Have a nice weekend!

VP said...

I love this, it is absolutely great! (in every sense...)

Joan Elizabeth said...

These are great. You seem to have that spring feeling.

Amelia's De-ssert said...

Hi JM, oh... what a big bumble bee.
Excellent shots. You're good.

Serra said...

É demais, este jardim! Viste o gato em cima do muro? :)

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Love that first shot, JM! Please come on over to enter it in my 'Weekly Top Shot' meme? We're on Week #16 and I'd love to see you share with me and my readers! Here's this weeks' link: http://www.theviewfromrighthere.com/blog/?p=6115