May 6, 2007

But is it art?


The Stravinsky Fountain at the Georges Pompidou Center was one of my favorite sights in Paris. The sculptures were created by Niki de St. Phalle and Jean Tinguely

Stravinsky Fountain
Each piece of the fountain spins or rotates in circles

Sketchbook of Stravinski Fountain, Trumpet Vine Travels

Alexander Girard Wooden Dolls Originals

Not Art

Bali Wood Sculptures of Pisang (Banana) Trees

Natasha Fadeeva's Stuffed Mice

Russian Nesting Dolls

Oaxan Cat Wood Sculpture

Amigo Leather Accessory, MOMA store

Snake Bike Lock, Container Store

Clay Smith Antenna Topper

Alexander Girard Wooden Doll Reproductions


BML said...

That figure in the water looks A LOT like some of the figures at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens (visited last year) -- I uploaded a picture here -->

They look like the same artist...

Ms. Place said...

That is the Nana fountain by Niki de St. Phalle, made by mosaics. See

The Stravinksi Fountain includes works by Niki de St.Phalle (Ballerine Sirene, first photo in my blog) and Jean Tinguely.

Thanks for pointing out the particulars. I will make the correction

ArtfulSub said...

Does St. Phalle paint kiddie-rides at third-rate theme parks in spare time?

Ms. Place said...

Dahling, she died in 2002. But something tells me that she would not find such an assignment beneath her dignity.

I like her playfulness and ability to reveal the wit in every day objects.

BigAssBelle said...

oddly, i like it all, though my house is filled with early 1900s danish oils.

only the mice . . . can't get behind the mice. they remind me too much of the stuffed frog mariachi bands on sale in the border towns.