Friday, 22 June 2012

Joana Vasconcelos au château II

Second exbibit of Joana Vasconcelos at the palace. This is 'Coração Independente Preto' or Independent Black Heart. It hangs in the War room of the palace which celebrates Louis XIV's political victory ending the Franco-Dutch war (1672-1678).

Deuxième œuvre de Joana Vasconcelos. Voici 'Coração Independente Preto' ou Cœur Indépendant Noir. Il est suspendu dans le salon de la guerre qui célèbre la victoire politique de Louis XIV mettant fin à la guerre de Hollande (1672-1678).

23 comments:

Regina K said...

Such an interesting heart and black! I wonder the media it is made from?

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Quite a contrast in colors. The heart is right at home with it's intricate details.

Michelle said...

I've never seen anything quite like this black heart. Really quite unique and beautiful.

Lowell said...

I've not seen this but what an interesting piece. I've known and know many "black hearts" in my life and I've even considering hanging a few, but figured that would not serve my best interests! Maybe if I hung them in the Palace? ;-))))

Beautiful shot!

Randy said...

I do love that ceiling. The sculpture is interesting too.

Sylvia K said...

What a gorgeous ceiling indeed and the Black Heart is awesome! A fantastic capture for the day!!

Sylvia

Bob Crowe said...

Like Dale Chihuly on a really bad day.

Malyss said...

Un coeur au milieu du salon de la guerre, j'aime le concept! :o)
Par contre, je me demande comment ils arrivent a accrocher des oeuvres de cette taille sans abimer les plafonds!

LONDONLULU said...

That is a wonderful composition of contrasting elements - ornate ceiling, stark heart. I love how atmospheric it feels!

Thirtytwo degrees said...

So happy you are able to photograph this so well. Wish I could see it from another angle. Very detailed in its appearance. Merci!

Cezar and Léia said...

Il est fabuleux!
Je sais qu'il y a trois versions, "Coração Independente Dourado"2004, "Coração Independente Vermelho"2005, et "Coração Independente Preto"2006.
Le Coeur Indépendant Rouge est mon favorite! :)
Léia

Birdman said...

So intriguing... the black heart.

Halcyon said...

That's a really beautiful and intricate work!

VP said...

The palace got an ugly parasite, the only thing I like in these works are the colors and this one is almost scary...

JM said...

Actually there are three hearts (black, red and gold). Are the others around?

cieldequimper said...

@ Léia and JM: yes, I saw the red heart. However, I did not see all exhibits since I took these photos when going to the recital and the exhibition began 6 days later so this was sort of a sneak preview!

BaysideLife said...

So very different from the first piece. I agree with everyone that this intricate sculpture makes a startling contrast to the room it hangs in.

@Bob Crowe: Did Dale Chihuly ever have a really bad day? :)

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Couldn't have a more apt title. Kinda creepy, actually. But then, a black heart should be.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It seems that the 'black heart' is hanging in the right room of the palace Ciel, most instigators of war I's sure have black hearts, and I'm sure this is why it was chosen oui!

EG CameraGirl said...

I like the symbolism of a black heart in a war room.

Thérèse said...

Cela me parait bien plus acceptable que Koons... :-)

JM said...

... And I missed this too!

JM said...

I think I'd better go to doctor... I've actally seen this post and even commented it! LOL!