Sunday, 17 January 2010

X. Veilhan au château

I have shown you a couple of photos of Xavier Veilhan's now closed exhibition in the palace grounds, you can see them by clicking on the "exhibition" label below. Here is another one, representing architects Philippe Bona and Elisabeth Lemercier, photo taken in November 2009.
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Je vous ai montré quelques photos de l'exposition désormais terminée d'oeuvres de Xavier Veilhan au château, que vous pouvez voir en cliquant sur le tag "exhibition" ci-dessous. En voici une autre, représentant les architectes Philippe Bona et Elisabeth Lemercier, photo prise en novembre 2009.

21 comments:

Hilda said...

I thought the style of the two very different until I enlarged it. I like Veilhan's style with all those chiseled planes. Very interesting. And they make for a lovely contrast with the ornate palace.

Paulie said...

Great shot! The sculpture and the palace are beautiful together!

Jacob said...

I did click on "exhibition," and remember at least one of these...

Monsieur Veilhan creates some very unique pieces. At first I didn't care for them much, but I think they grow on you. Now, I appreciate those sharp, blocky figures ... quite striking.

tapirgal said...

The colors and contrasting styles go beautifully together. I wouldn't have thought to do the sculptures in black, but they're perfect that way. Beauifully framed.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Glad to see a female architect, which in the past was not a traditional occupation for women. One of the grandest residences in the USA, the "Hearst Castle" in California, also called San SImeon, was designed by a female architect, Julia Morgan, for William Randolph Hearst.

Clueless in Boston said...

The sculpture is interesting - Philippe is sitting down in a relaxed position and Elizabeth is standing, in an almost heroic pose.

Louis la Vache said...

Julia Morgan was from the San Francisco Bay Area. Her St. John's Presbyterian Church in Berkeley is now the Julia Morgan Theater. She did a clinic on Broadway in Oakland that is now occupied by the Kaiser Permanente medical plan. The heat she took for being a woman architect led her to burn most of her drawings after her jobs were done. That's a pity because she was a superb artist as well as architect. The few drawings that survive attest to her skill.

Chuck Pefley said...

You've got pleasant weather to be out making pictures.

Rinkly Rimes said...

What an unusual statue! They must have had very different personalities!
BB

Small City Scenes said...

Very contemporary looking. I think I like the style. MB

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Very striking contrast between the palace and the statues. Love the way the labels link us to more of your great photos. I'm off to have a look!

Jan
GDP

VP said...

That's a nice couple of statues. What I don't understand is why the architects are portrayed waiting the bus on the roof of a bus shelter...

Sharon Van Lieu said...

Love that cape. You composed this shot very well, Ciel.

Sharon

Malyss said...

voila de l'art moderne qui me plait!Parce que même moderne, ça represente quelque chose et on voit qu'il y a du travail et de la recherche derrière.
Bon dimanche!

JM said...

Great contrasting background in this composition!

Tammie Lee said...

the statues have a wonderfully dramatic affect with the golden building behind it.

Leif Hagen said...

A great sculpture with a wonderful palace in the background - fit for a king or queen! I guess you've had a lot of kings and queen in Versailles, non?

Rebecca said...

Glad I read Hilda's comment, I thought each was by a different artist at first. But enlarging really helps.

Renate D. said...

Bisher war mir Xavier Veilhan kein Begriff, aber seine Skulpturen sind wirklich grandios! Besonders die Kutsche finde ich phantastisch!
Deine Patchwork-Versuche würden mich interessieren, was hast Du vor? Wird es Dein Erstlingswerk? Hast Du Näherfahrung?
Wünsche dir ebenfalls einen schönen Wochenanfang.
Renate D.

Dina said...

What a nice idea, statues of the architects.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I like the style very much!