Monthly Archives: October 2014

Josephine Baker captivates the Jazz Age


Josephine Baker in a flounced dress

 Josephine Baker wearing a flounced dress – 1930




Josephine brings her Va Va Voom to Paris


Josephine Baker was an integral part of the Jazz Age. Her irrepressible charm and panache was embraced immediately by Parisians when she arrived in Paris in 1925 as a 19 yo dancer, during the peak of the French obsession with American Jazz and all things exotic. The promotional tools of the print media, developed successfully in the Art Nouveau era, were ready for a star in the Jazz Age and Josephine delivered in spades with her  joie de vivre. She became the toast of the Paris cabaret clubs and headlined at the famous Folies Bergères known by names as the “Black Pearl,” “Bronze Venus” and even the “Creole Goddess” . She was a muse to numerous talented artists and her expressive, comedic, uninhibited performances made her a famous icon of the Jazz Age. Pablo Picasso said that Josephine had the smile to end all smiles.
During the 1950s, Baker frequently returned to the United States to lend support to the Civil Rights Movement, participating in demonstrations and boycotting segregated clubs and concert venues. While looking over the crowd at the 1963 March on Washington, Josephine stated “Salt and pepper. Just what it should be.”
She had to wait until 1973 in the United States before she was accepted for her boundless talent and activism. She was greeted with a standing ovation at the beginning of her performance at Carnegie Hall in New York, which reduced her to tears, as she stood six inches deep in the roses that were thrown on the stage.  Josephine Baker became the first black woman to achieve international stardom.

In her humble self assessment –

“I have never been a great artist. I have been a human being that has loved art, which is not the same thing. But I have loved and believed in art and the idea of universal brotherhood so much, that I have put everything I have into them, and I have been blessed.”


 Josephine Baker bust  – Stephanie Farago


Her natural flair for glamour and sophistication and her large collection of exotic animals was one of the contributing factors that made this a recurring theme in the Art Deco arts. She personified the exuberant abandon of the Jazz era and the spontaneous free expression and energy of her charismatic performances had an influence on the proliferation of dynamic, cubist designs in the Jazz Age art. Josephine’s chic, modern, confident style also helped to popularize this style in Art Deco, which she epitomized with her sleek and glamorous outfits. The Jazz Cleopatra, one of her many titles, became an embodiment of the Modernist art movement combining Primitivism, Expressionism and Cubism and her bronzed feminine form was immortalized in many of the bronze figurines created during this era. The great art deco poster designer, Paul Colin, did many amazing posters featuring Josephine with stylized form and cubist geometry.

The Jazz Age, which ran from the end of WW1 to the beginning of the Depression had an art form that was characterised by elongated silhouettes, clean angular lines and blocks of bold colour. Spontaneous movement was depicted with abstract cubist geometric designs and  zig zag lines, which also had an indirect reference to the two zz’s in Jazz.

Art pieces inspired by Josephine Baker and the Jazz Age


Carlton Ware Jazz’ series vase, design by Enoch Boulton

© Terry Wise 2009



Josephine bBaker in satin dress

Josephine Baker



Jazz Age style Vase-aux-poissons -Mougin

 Aux Poissons vase  – Mougin




statuette-en-bronze-josephine-baker holding large fan -a-la-galerie-tramway-dr

Bronze statuette  Josephine Baker




Josephine Baker in one of her outrageous costumes

Josephine Baker





Jazz Age porcelain vase -Morimura Noritake / Green Marks

 Jean-Dunand art deco screenLacquer Screen – Jean Dunand




allthatjazz Jazz Age Vogue cover

Jazz Age Vogue





Art Deco metalwork from the facade of the Chanin Building, NY





Josephine Baker at the Casino de Paris

Photo – Luis Ramon Marin





Royal Art Pottery – Jazz Age Jug

Lillehammer Lane Antique Mall, UK



Bakerfix Hair Care Display-Josephine Baker Bust

Josephine Baker ” Bakerfix” Hair Brilliantine bust





Movie ‘Princesse Tam Tam’ – Josephine Baker





Sahdji,-Aaron-Douglas Art Deco

‘Sahdji’ (Tribal Women) – Aaron Douglas, , 1925

Howard University Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.



Josephine Baker cartoon from the german Magazine Ulk (1928)

Josephine Baker cartoon from the German Magazine Ulk – 1928




art-deco vase Edouard Cazaux

Edouard Cazaux, French Art Deco




Art Deco panel – Rene Buthaud




‘Belg La Danse’ – Charles Catteau




Josephine Baker performing in her Monte Carlo show ” The Josephine Baker Story “

 Photo – Jack Garofalo

Getty Images



c-felton flickr Josephine and panther

Josephine and panther figurine – Haeger

c.Felton – flickr




Charles-Catteau-Jazz-Art Deco--vase

Jazz Age vase – Charles Catteau



Czech Art Deco-Karel Palda Geometric-TRI-Color-Enamel-Vase-1930s

Karel Palda – Geometric Czech Art Deco /Jazz Age vase




Dance Magazine Jazz Age cover

“The Dance” magazine Jazz Age cover


Winold-Reiss(1886ー1953)African-Fantasy--The-Awakening c 1925

‘African Fantasy–The Awakening’ – Winold-Reiss(1886ー1953)

c 1925




Sevres-1927.-Made-in-France.-1927.-Height 37cm

Large Sevres Jazz Age baluster vase – 1927, France

Height 37cm




Art Deco sculpture – Erte



Folies-Bergere theatre facade

 Folies Bergere, Paris





Franz Hagenauer Josephne Baker bust

Josephne Baker bust – Franz Hagenauer




 French Josephine Baker brooch




 Trois feminine – Erte





Giuseppe Armani - Statuettes Italy

Giuseppe Armani ceramic figurine





Josephine Baker scultpture by Karl Hagenauer




Jazz-age-cubist josephine baker poster

Cubist Jazz Age Josephine Baker poster




Danseuse aux Boules - Maurice and Marcel Denis, Max Le Verrier - Art Deco dancing woman figurine

Danseuse aux Boules – Maurice and Marcel Denis, Max Le Verrier

1925 –  1937





Josef-HERBE jazz age spherical ceramic vase

Spherical cubist jazz age vase – Josef Herbe




Josephine Baker, c1950 (Studio Harcourt).

Josephine Baker, c1950  Studio Harcourt, Paris




Dancer with borzoi by Abel R. Philippe

Dancer with Borzoi by Abel R. Philippe




Alexander Calder – 1941




Josephine Baker by Studio Harcourt




Josephine-Baker- dancing figure Karl Hagenauer

Bronze figurine of Josephine Baker – Karl Hagenauer





Josephine Baker – Probably a Le Vie Parisienne illustration





Josephine Baker cookie jar by Michael and Shelley Buonaiuto



Art Deco cubist-jazz-age-figures by Primavera

Jazz Age Cubist sculpture figurines by Prrimavera





Pablo GARGALLO-Spain France-1881-1934-'Kiki-de

Kiki – Pablo Gargallo




Art Deco limogues vase

Vase Atelier Art Deco Faure Limoges 1925-1933





Josephine Baker art poster 1935

One of the many movies that Josephine Baker starred in.




Rene-Lalique---Francia---Dancers Plate

Dancers Plate – Rene lalique





contemporary sculpture by Robert Cook-Harlem-1992

‘Harlem’ – Robert Cook






Carlton Ware – ‘Jazz’– vase designed by Enoch Boulton, an expression of the  zeitgeist of the Jazz Age, 1930

© Harvey Pettit 2009



art deco style poster by Robert Hoppe

‘Acquacade’ – Robert Hoppe




Art Deco theatre with Josephine Baker and Louis Armstrong wall panels.

Jazz Age Art deco theatre with Josephine Baker and Louis Armstrong wall panels.

Pollaro Interiors,USA




Charles Catteau jazz age vessel

Charles Catteau




1920s art porcelain from Pickard

Art Deco/Jazz Age jug – Pickard





1927,-Charles Catteau & Boch Frères Keramis.-Décors polychromes-de-motifs géométriques-–-émaux-mats

Charles Catteau & Boch Frères Keramis





Folies Bergere,Paris with josephine Baker on stage

Josephine Baker at the Folies Bergere,Paris




Jamaican hand painted pot

Jamaican Pottery vase

NooRotic- flickr

LUCITE-&-EBONY-Carved-Josephine-Baker brooch

Carved lucite and ebony abstract Josephine Baker brooch.





Josephine Baker billboard  –‘Paris mes amours’, at the Olympia. Paris

On the streets of Sevres, 1959

Roger Viollet – Getty Images

Getty Image 111074049-Josephine Baker with 3 oh her 12 adopted children

Josephine Baker with 3 of her 12 adopted children in 1964

Gamma Rapho – Getty Image 111074049


Joesphine Baker Diva Queen at the Lido in Paris, 1973

Photo by Michel Ginfray, GammaRapho – Getty Image

Niki De Saint Phalle - Josephine Baker sculpture Christies

Josephine Baker sculpture by Niki De Saint Phalle

Cowan Pottery Viktor Schreckengost---Jazz Bowl-An American Art Deco Icon

Jazz Bowl-An American Art Deco Icon designed by Cowan Pottery Viktor Schreckengost for Cowan Pottery





Josephine Baker in the 1935 movie ‘Princesse Tam Tam’




Black Thunder poster – Paul Colin



Josephine-Baker-Giuseppe-Armani realistic figurine

‘Josephine’  statuette – Giuseppe Armani




Art Deco painting with Josephine Baker by Emile Compard





“When You’re Smiling ( the whole world smiles with you )”  – a song off  Dr. John’s new album  “Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch”  and Josephine Baker with her sparkling smile outdazzling her outfits.





Josephine Baker – another elaborate costume




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Innovative Ceramic Manipulation


Knead, bend, roll, throw, twist, pound, bake, beg, weep ….  just a few of the myriad manipulations at one’s disposal to innovate with clay. This amazing substance from the earth is a loyal servant of the ceramic arts. Forever challenging its creator to find the right aesthetic balance and appeal. Sometimes it only takes a slight adjustment to the form for it to transmute from ordinary to brilliant. Great pieces are sometimes born in the conceptual stage, taking shape with a sketch or just a casual idea. Other times it’s not till the final bake that vague concepts crystallize into a rewarding result. Featured below is a collection of pieces from the studio cauldron of coercion, creativity, inspiration, adaption and sublimity; selected for their originality in form, surface and design, with a mixture of both complex and simple styles, past and present.


1882 Royal Crown Derby Vase

 Royal Crown Derby vase – 1882




Designer Tane D'Cruz vase head

Wig Vase by  Designer Tania D’Cruz

Ann Van Hoey---Ceramics-Belgium

Porcelain Cup – Ann Van Hoey, Belgium

 Adrian-Brough,-U.K - twin handled vase with swimming fishes motiftwin handled fishes motif vase – Adrian Brough, UK




Arek Szwed Alezja Pracownia Ceramiczna

 Arek Szwed figurines

Alezja Laboratory of Ceramic Arkadiusz Swede


A wood fired, carved vase by Mark Smalley

 Carved and wood fired vase – Mark Smalley


Art Deco pink, beige, and gilt trimmed square tapered vase with Egyptian floral motifs and 4 open handles at top (signed Noritake, made in Japan)

 Egyptian Revival Art Deco gilt trimmed Vase with Egyptian motif –  Noritake, Japan





 Peacock Vase – 1920’s Art Deco



Banana-flower-vases in black and white by -Jonathon-Adler

 Banana Bud Vases – Jonathon Adler



Beautiful graphite black on black cuadritos, checkered wedding vase by Lydia Ponce

 Checkered wedding vase by Lydia Ponce

Graphite black on black cuadritos



Forestware-with-Lauren-Kaplan -

Forestware by Lauren Kaplan

Cape Town – South Africa





 Minimalist wheel thrown bottles

Blue Room Pottery, etsy




The Living Art Range tripod planter

 The Living Art Range – tripod planter

Light From Africa Foundation


Lopes-Zablocki coffee pot

 Terre vernissée – Christine Zablocki and Sébastien Lopes



 Candlesticks with carved surface – Muddy Creek Pottery




Ceramic by artist Julia Feld

 Ceramic sculpture – Julia Feld




Ceramic Elephant sculpture from coils by Klaywerk Studio

 Elephant handbuilt with coils – Klaywerk Studio


2005 alien Mardi Gras Ricky Maldonado

 ‘Alien Mardi Gras’ – Ricky Maldonado




Ceramic-Museum-Beret-Storage-Jar made by Helen Frik

 Beret Storage Jar – Helen Frik, Nl

 Steely-Abstraction2-created by Lynn-Adamo

Wall Art Mosaic –  ‘Steely Abstraction – Lynn Adamo

 Mixed media wall panel. Granite, obsidian, basalt, galena, vintage Italian and Mexican smalti, beads, Bullseye glass, aluminum, hand made ceramic coil and wire on handmade tile substrates





Wall Planter by Earth Magic with celtic knot motif

Jonathan Middlemiss geometric bowl

 Jonathan Middlemiss, UK

20 inch height Chinese Cloisonne Bronze Phoenix fung hwang Statue Flower Bottle Vase Zun

Chinese Cloisonne  Phoenix fung hwang Statue

Height 20 “

Urinoir- Urinal (Vineta model) in neo-baroque style mixed with neo-renaissance

Biennale d’architecture 2014, Venice, Italy

  Urinal (Vineta model) in neo-baroque style mixed with neo-renaissance – Ditmara Factory Czech Republic






French Elchinger Mid-Century folded vase – matt and volcanic glaze – 1950’s





Exhibition piece by Nigel Edmondson photo- Christine Cox - flickr

Potfest display 2014 – Nigel Edmondson

photo – Christine Cox – flickr




Gabrielle Lindemann Raku Roosters

Ceramic guinea fowl – Gabrielle Lindemann

Provence Region, South of France



Gerd Rohling - nothing-for-all-at-gallery-piet-hein-eek

Gerd Rohling – Nothing For all

Gallery- piet hein eek



Goro-Suzuki contemporary ceramic lidded box

 Contemporary ceramic sculpture – Goro Suzuki



Cream and Sugar set – ibcooper – etsy

 Galerie-Joelle-Gervais---La-balançoire A ceramic mouse and pig sitting on a see saw

 Joelle Gervais— ‘ La balançoire’

photo Claude Lieber

 ‘My sculptures are unique. They are connected with the world around me, the fragile trace of an ephemeral presence, a bridge between my emotions and other people’s eyes, make an intimate view of the world. A time, a meeting, a situation, a look are my sources of inspiration.’



Carol-Long vase

 Neo Nouveau vase by Carol Long


Hitomi Hosono - carves porcelain sculptures to resemble tropical flowers-designbloom

Hitomi Hosono – tropical flowers are the inspiration for her carved porcelain sculptures





Japan art ceramic by Ikura,-Takashi

Vessel with stopper – Takashi  Ikura





Ivana Batalo abstract sculpture


Ivana Batalo, Belgrade




Modernist dish - Jean Paul Landreau - Humanoides

  Jean Paul Landreau – ‘Humanoides ‘

photo – Christine Cox – flickr




Jenny-Orchard abstract sculpture

 Earthenware vase, geometric shape with abstract pattern by  Jenny Orchard




John-Ward contemporary vessel

 John Ward


Larry Halvorsen stoneware sculptural vessel


 Coil built stoneware vessel with black glaze and incised sgraffito decoration.

Larry Halvorsen




Lauren Gallaspy flower motif cup

 Lauren Gallaspy




14.inch .vase Fabien Jouvin floral and script decorated Chinese vase

  Fabien Jouvin floral and script decorated Chinese vase

14.inch height

Hap Moore Antiques




Modern vase designs made to look like stitched leather. They are actually made from high quality porcelain – Madieke Fleuren




Outline-Vase Silhouette Vase - Yuko Tokuda

Silhouette Vase – Yuko Tokuda




Sonaarts-marble-vase in red, white and gold leaf

Carved marble vase – Sonaarts




Patricia Urquiola-white porcelain contemporary vases

 Patricia Urquiola – porcelain vases




Unlimited Edition – Pieke Bergmans – 2007





Porcelain Cabbage bowl from Anon Pairot design studio

 Porcelain Cabbage bowl –  Anon Pairot design studio




Robert-Lawarre teapot

‘ 57 Stretch’  teapot –  Robert Lawarre




Rustic woodland ceramic spoon-sculpture bird-nest-by-jo-lucisted

 Rustic woodland ceramic spoon sculpture  – Jo Lucisted




Sèvres porcelain ginger jar-designed by Jean Baptiste and Séraphin Giordan-in-the-form-of-a-conch-shel

 Jean Baptiste and Séraphin Giordan designed ginger jar for Serves, France




Tilting Vase ' - Intelligent vase designed by David Sweeney

 Tilting Vase ‘ -Intelligent vase designed by David Sweeney begins to ‘lie down’ when it needs water, then stands again when water is added to the side spout.


A vase that begins to ‘lie down’ when it needs water - David Sweeney

‘ Tilting Vase ‘ -Intelligent vase designed by David Sweeney




Anika Engelbrecht vase innovation

Modern vases with balloon inserts. –  German designer Anika Engelbrecht




 German designer Anika Engelbrecht balloon insert vase

 Anika Engelbrecht swelling vase





 The ‘Proust’  limited edition miniature armchair –  hand painted ceramic ware by Alessandro Mendini, and produced by superego




'Hula Hoops' vase - Giopato & Coombes

‘Hula Hoops’ vase –  Giopato & Coombes – Can be split to create a wine bottle cooler

 Stig Lindberg ceramic wall leaf

Stig Lindberg


  ‘Walk Streets’

A hand sculpted, hand painted stoneware vessel by Brenda Holzke




water features direct garden planter

 Large garden planter

Water Features Direct,  AUS





Beate Anderson





Big Bull – Gambone




Inner Space with blue bir -by Erin

‘Inner Space’ – Erin-etsy




Fance-FRANCK-Eliche-Guy red glazed vessels

Crimson red glaze vases – Fance Frank &  Eliche Guy




Philip Jackson---Un Ballo in Maschera sculpture of a lady in a along gown

Philip Jackson—‘Un Ballo in Maschera’



Louis-GOSSELIN ripple dish on stand

Louis Gosselin




Hamada-Shoji square vessel

Hamada Shoji



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Garden Sculptures Chatsworth


Chatsworth-Marc Quin - Spiral Of The Galaxy

Marc Quin – Spiral Of The Galaxy – 2013


Chatsworth House Beyond Limits


I wasn’t surprised at all to see a large Baltasar Lobo contemporary sculpture blending so naturally into a typical English landscape of gentle rolling green hills, featuring a commanding stately home in the backdrop. The irresistible dynamic of historical and contemporary seems to combine flawlessly, despite being diametrically opposed. The contrast of the grounded, omnipresent, symmetrical facade of Chatsworth House makes the abstract contemporary sculptures look even more edgy and alive. Being a devotee of fresh air, I’ll always embrace the opportunity to visit an outdoor gallery in large open spaces, especially because of the extra perspectives that are created for the artworks. The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire has opened the garden gates again for the 9th annual ‘Beyond Limits’, which has successfully maintained its status as one of the premier Modern and Contemporary sculpture exhibitions in the UK, bringing together a fascinating collection of monumental sculptures from both international and local artists, and providing the opportunity for emerging talent to be displayed. It is currently running up to the 26th October, 2014.
One of the standout pieces for me this year is Lori Parks “Silk Weaver”. A fluid cascade of expansion and movement emerging from a hidden dimension. Also Giacomo Manzù’s “Grande Cardinale” seems to own the surroundings it is presented in, with an air of austerity being revealed and highlighted by its sober monochrome appearance replacing the usual resplendent pomp. The stark brilliance of Lynn Chadwick’s “Couple On A Seat” is worthy of a mention along with the mandala like ” Construct II ” by Antony Gormley. Curation for the event has been managed again by Sotheby’s.


Alice Aycock---HoopLa outdoor sculpture

Monumental sculpture by Alice Aycock – ‘Hoop La’





Antony-Gormley---Construct II

Antony Gormley’s ‘CONSTRUCT II’ on display at the Inner Courtyard of Chatsworth House






Aristide-Maillol-----Sotheby-s reclining woman at water feature in gardens

 Aristide Maillol   ‘LA RIVIÈRE’ 

Beyond Limits – 2014





Baltasar Lobo PIÈCE-D'EAU--Sotheby-s curated Beyond Limits 2014

Baltasar Lobo — ‘PIÈCE D’EAU’

Beyond Limits – 2014




Beverly Pepper---CRISPINA SENIOR I--Sotheby's-Chatsworth

 Beverly Pepper— ‘CRISPINA SENIOR I’

Beyond Limits – 2014




Bill-Woodrow---ROCKSWARM--Beyond Limits

 Bill Woodrow – ‘Rockswarm’

Beyond Limits – 2014


Lynn Chadwick---COUPLE ON SEAT--Sotheby-s Chatsworth

‘COUPLE ON SEAT’ –  Lynn Chadwick

Beyond Limits – 2014



Christopher-Le-Brun---Maro-Sotheby-s Chatsworth

 Christopher Le Brun — ‘Maro’

Beyond Limits – 2014

The ‘wing’ was throughout Roman and Classical epochs a timeless image of divine supremacy and preferment. Le Brun’s marble wing streams out of the earth, towering above its viewers, five metres high, the strong and weighty marble adding testament to the wing as a symbol of strength and elemental power.




Eduardo Chillida---Chatsworth 2014

Eduardo Chillida – ‘Estela a José Antonio de Aguirre’

Beyond Limits – 2014





Lori Park--SILK WEAVER--Sotheby-s Chatsworth

Lori Park– ‘SILK WEAVER’

Beyond Limits – 2014




Giacomo-Manzù---GRANDE-CARDINALE--Sotheby-s Beyond Limits

 Giacomo Manzù –  ‘GRANDE CARDINALE’

Beyond Limits – 2014





Marc-Quinn---BERMUDA-TRIANGLE--Sotheby-s, beyond Limits'


Beyond Limits – 2014





Zadok-Ben-David---EXOTIC-TREE---Sotheby-s Chatsworth Beyond Limits

Zadok Ben David  – ‘Exotic Tree’

Beyond Limits – 2014

  Xu Bing---TAO-HUA-YUAN---A-LOST-VILLAGE-UTOPIA--Sotheby-s Chatsworth

  Xu-Bing— ‘TAO HUA YUAN’ — A lost kingdom utopia

Beyond Limits – 2014

The work takes its name from a fifth-century fable from the Jin Dynasty, narrating the tale of a fisherman who stumbles across an astonishing idyll after following a stream lined with vibrant peach trees . However, the fisherman, on attempting to return to the site with his fellow city-dwellers, fails to find it. Bing’s installation recreates this fabled utopia using rocks, water, flowers and branches arranged like a traditional Chinese landscape painting. This story refers to the legendary land of Shambala or Shangrila, which can only been discovered if one has a certain level of merit.


 Info on Chatsworth Beyond Limits Sculpture Exhibition HERE

Sotheby’s sales catalogue HERE



 Sculptures from previous ‘Beyond Limits’ exhibitions



'DECLINATION' by Tony-Cragg Photo-Matthew-Bullen 2013

 ‘DECLINATION’ abstract sculpture by Tony Cragg – Chatsworth 2013

Photo Matthew Bullen




Fernando Botero Dancers Beyond Limits 2009

Dancers – Fernando Botero

Chatsworth Beyond Limits – 2009





Chatsworth - Juan Munoz-1952---2001,-DOS-FIGURAS-CON-MANO-EN-EL-PECHO-2013

  Juan Munoz-(1952—2001),- ‘Dos Figuras Con Mano En El Pecho’

Chatsworth 2013





Chrome sculpture by Richard Hudson: Marilyn Monroe. -Chatsworth 2009

‘Marilyn Monroe’  – Richard Hudson

Chatsworth 2009




Monumental-Sculpture-at-Chatsworth--Beyond-Limits-2013-Sitting On History 1 by BILL WOODROW-B

 Sitting On History 1′  by Bill Woodrow



Marc-Quin-Planet monemental sculpture Chatsworth

 Marc Quin ‘Planet’





Sculptor TONY CRAGG-Tongue in Cheek

 ‘Tongue In Cheek’ – Tony Clagg




Nadim-karam-miu garden sculpture

 ‘Miu’ – Nadim  Karam



‘ Cyclone Twist’ – Alice Aycock

Chatsworth 2013




Nadim Karam---Desert-Sand

‘ Desert Sands ‘  – Nadim Karam


Nijinski Hare-Chatsworth-2012-Barry Flanagan

 Barry Flanagan – ‘Nijinski Hare’

Beyond Limits 2012



Photo-RuiVieira-Barry Flanagan Chatsworth 2012

 Barry Flanagan

Beyond Limits 2012

Photo- Rui Vieira



Richard Hudson's Frog with Fly - Beyond Limits 2011

 ‘Frog With Fly’  – Richard Hudson

Chatworth 2011



Charles Hadcock---Torsion-II Photography by Barnaby Hindle

Torsion II – Charles Hadcock

Chatworth 2011

Photography by Barnaby Hindle




Niki De Saint-Phalle-Buddha David Boardman - flickr


Niki De Saint – Phalle Buddha – 2009

David Boardman – flickr





Chatsworth House interior



Outdoor sculptures at other locations




 Lynn Chadwick – ‘Two Watchers V’





Baltasar Lobo sculpture at Zamora Castle, Spain






Corpus Museum, Noord Hofland






Henry Moore Sculpture, Art Institute of Chicago, USA



JubileeIV---Lynn Chadwick Flickr--BSPhotograffi

Jubilee IV’   —Lynn Chadwick

Lynn Chadwick originally began his career as an architect, but turned to sculpture after serving in WW2.

Niki-de Saint

 Niki De Saint




contemporary-landscape-sculpture- Jon Allen

 ‘Reaching Out Blue’ by Jon Allen




David Haber  Torus – Polished stainless steel portal







 Garden sculpture –  Helen Sinclair

Frogheath Landscapes



Roger-Capron sculptures

 Roger Capron, France



Sculpture-In-Context-2010---Twisted-Sister - By Paddy Moloney

 Paddy Malony – ‘Twisted Sister’

Sculpture In Context 2010

Flickr – William Murphy


‘Reclining Mother and Child’  – Henry Moore

1960 – 1961

 Minneapolis Sculpture Garden →





‘Horn Player’

 Shona artist Tanyanyiwa Nyandoro  sculpture – 2011 –  Zimbabwe

Sculpted from Lemon Opal stone

Image from Guruve Gallery

isamu Noguchi

Set sculpture for 1950 stage play Judith – Isamu Noguchi

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden


Allison Newsome – ‘Lotus Head Rain Soaker’

Biomimicry Raincatcher Sculpture Embraces Horticulture series up to 15 Oct 2014

Blithewold Mansion Gardens and Arboretum   Bristol, Rhode Island, USA  see more here



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