Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Caller.....

This sculpture that sits on the path leading through the Perth Cultural Centre towards the Art gallery has always caught my attention. It's very tall and the face is a little bit scary looking, although I don't think it's meant to be, it certainly didn't seem to be intimidating the group of schoolchildren sitting on the steps. The sculpture is dedicated to 'the plight of torture victims' and was designed by Gerhard Marcks and cast in bronze in Berlin by Giesserie Barth in 1981. I haven't been able to find out exactly how tall this sculpture is, but I do know that it seems to be impossible to take a picture of it without the sun glaring around the head area and causing an effect that to me looks like 'breathing on a cold day', or is that just me being a little fanciful? Oh and that is actually the name of this piece 'The Caller'.

14 comments:

  1. your poetry calls to ours!



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  2. It's different but I really like it.

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  3. I like the sculpture and its setting. You composed this nicely, with the children below the sculpture and not interacting with it. It makes the call seem to be one of despair or isolation.

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  4. Yes, it's a great statue and share the same feelings from her face. It is a bit mystical their character. Pleased me very much. Greetings. Petr.

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  5. A fine piece of sculpture, well placed and even better photographed!

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  6. HELLO ... Who takes a picture of me?
    Nice scene, well done!

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  7. Thank you for your visit and your nice comment!
    i'm glad to discover your blog, Australia makes me dream! i like this sculpture! I see it impressive and strong, like to call to people's attention, a call of anger..

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  8. intriguing...

    the ship in my post was being towed to the ship breaking yard as it had been scrapped

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  9. Really Deepak, it didn't look that old or in bad condition.

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  10. It is as striking as it should be.

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  11. Such a great sculpture! It's nice to see the people enjoying the area and relaxing there!

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  12. Here is some more info about it http://www.perthculturalcentre.com.au/What%27s-On/Public-Art/#p=2&f=all&pid=7362

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  13. Interesting,
    This sculpure remember me "Le Cri" Munch's painting...
    Greetings from France,

    Pierre

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