Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Bubbles

The Guggenheim holds modern art exhibitions which run for a certain length of time and then are completely changed. I'm not sure if they have a permanent exhibition because I've never had time to actually go into the museum and wander around. Next time I go I need to plan a longer visit so I can get to go in and see what's on show.

But you don't actually need to go in to be able to see some examples of modern art. If you saw yesterday's post then you'll have seen the giant spider which is a permanent feature to the museum. There are usually other pieces of art outside which do change and when I was there recently there was one particular sculpture that I loved.

Bubbles
It looks like a tower of bubbles or air bubbles in water that are floating to the surface. I thought that it was a very original piece of art and that it was a perfect example of something simple which is totally captivating.




You can see how the bubbles reflect the buildings on the opposite bank of the river. It's a scene within a scene and I thought that it gave a whole different dimension to the sculpture.



The sculpture fits in perfectly with its modern surroundings. The Guggenheim museum is on the left and, in the background, is the Iberdrola building which towers over one of the new university faculties.

Hasta pronto!

5 comments:

  1. This is a wonderful sculpture. You have captured the reflections of the buildings in the bubbles really well with your camera. The spider in the previous post is very impressive too! Abby

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  2. More amazing art :) the bubbles and spider from the last post are on a par, I can’t decide which one I like more, I wonder how sturdy those bubbles are, the reflection in the bubbles is great.
    Regards
    Edward

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  3. That's a great looking sculpture! I love the reflection of the blue sky and clouds especially. I was looking for you taking the photo in the reflection, but you appear to be invisible! Either that or you're using a decent zoom lens :)

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  4. Thanks for the comments! It really is an interesting sculpture, not that modern art is really my 'thing' but I found this fascinating.
    I'm certainly not invisible, Greg, but I obviously got a good angle without realising it!

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  5. That's a really cool piece of art! I love it!

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