Thursday, July 11, 2013

"Marilyn"




"Marilyn" is the name of these gigantic shoes, maybe Joana Vasconcelos' most famous creation made of stainless steel pots and pans and their lids, now on display at the Ajuda National Palace (previous post). Don't miss this exhibition if you have the chance.

30 comments:

Arija said...

I know no-one can fill Marilyn's shoes but this is asking too much They do look splendid, especially in that palatial setting.

Cezar and Léia said...

Lindissimos! Nós vimos de pertinho ano passado em Versailles!Suas fotos estão ótimas!
Léia

Sami said...

Wow, gigantic shoes! Amazing creation, who would think pots and pans could turn into shoes.

Halcyon said...

Oh WOW! What a great sculpture. And it really fits well in this space. I like the opulence. :)

Small City Scenes said...

That pair of shoes are just GREAT. There is a fellow out this way that does similar art in Stainless Steel. He made a gigantic pair of cowboy boot that sat in his pasture for awhile before they were trucked to Colorado and now he has a huge purse. always forget to take a picture because i don't want to go into the pasture or ask. MB

TexWisGirl said...

holy smokes! wow!

Judy said...

This is amazing! I would never have guessed it was made from pots and pans if you had not said it.

Sharon said...

This is simply amazing. I'm glad you have the picture from the back. You can actually see the pots from that angle. I'm always amazed and delighted at the originality and creativeness of the artistic mind.
Thanks for letting me know the name of the fish I pictured today. It's a beauty.

Sylvia K said...

I would never have guessed pots and pans either!! Amazing it is indeed and different!! You do find the most unique things to photograph and I love them all!!

Photo Cache said...

wow this is incredible. talk about recycling!

VP said...

Amazing! You know I am not a fan of these things, but Joana Vasconcelos is in a league of her own...

Kay said...

Wonderful! That's a use for pans and lids I wouldn't think of. And somehow this fits into the setting.

Laura. M said...

Una obra de arte grandiosa!!
De vuelta en casa. Buen recorrido hen mos hecho por Nazaré, Lisboa y Sintra:))
Un beso.

RedPat said...

They are fabulous! I love this kind of art.

LOLfromPasa said...

Outstanding, JM!

Lowell said...

If the shoe fits...

These are spectacular and this is a spectacular place. Such grandiose beauty! I would not miss that exhibition if I was in the area!

BTW, your photography is spectacular, too!

Kovács Miklós said...

Wow, that's very intersting and impressive statue. Great shots with perfect lights, congratulations. Thanks for sharing! Greetings.

Jack said...

These shoes are SPECTACULAR!, JM, and the setting is also SPECTACULAR!

Wow.

Randy said...

She was one big girl. Nice shots.

Petrea Burchard said...

I love what you show us, JM.

Calendula said...

Gigantic! And a wonderful way to remember Marilyn Monroe!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Totally fabulous JM, so original and creative.

Kate said...

Amazing creativity on the part of the artist!

Marleen said...

This is so creative. Brilliant.

Karl Demetz said...

WOW, amazing scene and photos, JM!

Gunn said...

Unique ART!
I like to see something so unusual, so thanks for posting this.

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

Oh my!

orvokki said...

Wauu... really special shoes.
Maybe a bit too big for me..

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Dramatic and clever at the same time.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Unbelievable.