All posts tagged: Sculpture

Storm King

“The business of art is to reveal the relation between man and his environment.” – D.H. Lawrence Just an hour and a few minutes drive from New York City is Storm King Art Center, considered one of the world’s premier sculpture parks. My boyfriend and I have been talking about going over to Storm King since earlier in the year (he has been there before and has been wanting to take me), but I was hesitant this morning. He was not feeling that well this week, I have had a long week at work and a lot is going on everywhere else in life-dom. But we decided we needed this — so we headed off to a day of art and the outdoors. It was a gorgeous Saturday weather-wise. It did not quite feel like fall yet though the leaves suggested otherwise, their colors are radiant and beautiful, and not summer anymore even with the sun feeling warm and bright at times while we were walking from one sculpture to the next. Storm King combines …

The Fountain of Four Rivers

Rome is surreal — with art, architecture and literature all converging and melding into one great historical and picturesque place. Like all other tourists, we had a list of places we wanted to see during our first visit in Rome. But not until we stood in front of this Bernini sculpture in Piazza Navona, La Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi — The Fountain of Four Rivers — completely accidentally and not even realizing it, that it hit me. There I was standing in front of a masterpiece: one that has been a subject of many other literary masterpieces years after he himself passed on, a testimony to the enduring legacy of his work. This, I realized, is the same thing with great civilizations. They leave behind their works of art, their philosophy, new ways of thinking that millennia after, new civilizations build on what they have started. What, as a civilization, are we going to leave behind? (Photo taken in Rome, Italy, May 2013)