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  • springlering62springlering62 Member, Premium Posts: 3,961 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3,961 Member
    litha_ wrote: »
    @litha_ are you familiar with The Kelpies?



    @springlering62 - Yes. Scotland is a place I’d like to visit one day, maybe have a canal boat trip and see this sculpture in person. At night seems like it would be more interesting. Have you seen it in person?

    We saw it three years ago, and loved it. We thought it was epic. We timed it so we could see it in the sunshine, and then waited til twilight to see it change colors from the lights inside.

    I thought the PR video was silly. Enough of the spouting flames. Show it slowly (and mesmerizingly) changing colors!

    If you like odd, massive sculptures, there’s a famous one just up the road from me called Stone Mountain. Borglum, the same guy who later did Mount Rushmore, created it. Sadly, it’s a Confederate Memorial, so no idea what will happen to it. But as a sculpture, it is a colossal achievement - 3 acres in size, and larger than Rushmore. I think I remember as a kid hearing that several people could sit inside the ears.

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  • springlering62springlering62 Member, Premium Posts: 3,961 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3,961 Member

    I like and enjoy all kinds of art, epic sculpture, urban street art, unique guerilla yarnbombs, fine arts, outsider art environments. If it invokes awe, questions, humor or humblest admiration, it interests me.

    My daughter is a professional chalk artist. She spends days doing an elaborate, gorgeous piece, only to have cars drive on it or the fire department hose it off. I was horrified til she explained that it’s the ephemerality that appeals to her.

    I read something the other day that one of the chalk pieces on the downs in southern England- the particularly well endowed male figure- is now tentatively being rethought as a medieval practical joke. I could totally see that. It reminds me of the time a bunch of male friends spent an hour in a stadium flipping seats so that when the crowd arrived for the event, they were greeted by the word BALLS in giant letters on the other side of the stadium.

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    This one only took her a couple of hours.

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  • etduBlikedatetduBlikedat Member Posts: 1 Member Member Posts: 1 Member
    That's her work? 😮

    So realistic 😀

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  • honey_honey_12honey_honey_12 Member, Premium Posts: 3,305 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3,305 Member
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    Ophelia
    Alexandre Cabanel
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    Ophelia
    Pierre-Auguste Cot
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    Aphrodite
    William-Adolphe Bouguereau
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  • Slacker16Slacker16 Member Posts: 1,174 Member Member Posts: 1,174 Member
    Is it weird that I've always had a bit of a crush on this painting... I mean, how weird?

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  • honey_honey_12honey_honey_12 Member, Premium Posts: 3,305 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3,305 Member
    Slacker16 wrote: »
    Is it weird that I've always had a bit of a crush on this painting... I mean, how weird?

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    SO weird! 😂
    Not really, just playin’ 😊
  • litha_litha_ Member Posts: 227 Member Member Posts: 227 Member
    @springlering62
    Thanks for sharing and the insight with the timing. I will definitely remember that tidbit when I make my way there.

    Your daughter possibly already knows about these street artists work, but I think they create some clever visual illusions. I like trompe l’oeil techniques in art.

    The artists name are: Julian Beever, Edgar Mullër and Eduardo Rolero.
    edited August 11
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