November challenge: Provençal public art

I haven’t been going out of the way to rise to this month’s challenge.  We’re on the road enough that I’ve been assuming that if I just kept my eyes open, art would come our way eventually.

Today was the day.  Two nice sculptures showed up on our loop through the Loup Gorge in southern Provence,  the first, the featured image, is in Tourettes-sur-Loup, at the lower end of the old public wash basin.  I’m sure there’s a connection between the basin and the subject, but I couldn’t quite get it.

The second, in Biot, has a title that I think translates to bird cage.  Looking it over, I don’t really see it.  But then, there’s a lot about art that is over my head.  It doesn’t stop me from appreciating it though.

if you’re after more than just the artwork, you could check out the ride.

 

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2 response to "November challenge: Provençal public art"

  1. By: Tony Cullimore Posted: November 11, 2018

    That’s a sculpture (?) that really appeals to me. Don’t understand the tree branch (?) or reference to a basin but it is just really interesting. Especially as we view the picture from the top, scrolling down and suddenly finding the rods holding her up.

    • By: Scooter Posted: November 12, 2018

      I had a similar reaction, Tony. The longer I looked, the more I was drawn to its colors and mysterious character. The branch radiating from her head changes the feeling, alright – like she’s a mythological figure perhaps.

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