Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Citygarden - Aristide Maillol's La Riviere

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I went to Citygarden after work last night and got some better shots. This is a small detail of a much larger work. Click here to see photos of other castings located in New York and Paris. (New York...Paris...St. Louis... What a magical ring it has.) According to the garden's brochure,
the artist creates the feeling of instability and movement by placing the figure low to the ground and extending the head and arms beyond the pedestal. The figure, with its legs bent in a post that suggests running, is the personification of water.
More from Citygarden in the coming days.

TOMORROW: Thursday Arch Series from Citygarden.

6 comments:

Olivier said...

j'aime le focus fait sur la main, cela donne une impression de rĂªverie de la statue

Birdman said...

Love these closeups!

Sharon said...

Beautiful shot. I love Mailol. The Mailol museum in Paris was a great find on my last trip there.

Meri said...

Can't wait to see more!

Virginia said...

Paris and the Lou in the same breath. Be still my heart.
V

Peter said...

Very well captured! If you want to recall the Paris Maillol ones (which you know well I'm sure) I have photos of the 15 or 20 that you can find in the Tuileries Gardens (http://peter-pho2.blogspot.com/search/label/Tuileries%20Gardens).