Thursday, 19 November 2015

Sculptures at Chatsworth

Every year at Chatsworth House there is a sculpture exhibition in the gardens.  When we visited in September we enjoyed seeing some of them.  I have also included some of the sculptures that live in the grounds all the time for you to see.



These are as you approach the entrance to the house.



 
I love this one which is in an inner courtyard.  I don't know the name, but I would call it Harebell!  Seems obvious to me!



These pieces are all in the exhibition.



Really not sure about these ones!  Giant gold courgette called Kevin anyone??











Above is the Duchess of Devonshire, and below is the Duke of Devonshire.  The current owners of Chatsworth.






Hepworth is more our sort of thing.  I loved these different pieces.






These dogs are wonderful too.  I certainly could have taken these home....




An incredible chair made from American Quarters!  Quite incredible isn't it.


If you have the chance to go to see the gardens and the sculptures it is well worth it!

Amy

31 comments:

  1. Looks fabulous at chatsworth and you have been to Eyam. We went there when Heidi was a baby in the back pack carrier and did an 8 mile walk around and in the village collecting Geocaches. Seeing the village from the outside on the walk was one of the most moving things, imagining it cut off from the rest of the world, there were stones for people to leave food and money offerings. Hope you are having a good week. Jo

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  2. These are great. My favourite would be the steel trees. But that chair is so clever. Haven't been to Chatsowrth for years. Would love to go again.

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  3. There's nothing like sculpture in the fresh air! I too like the trees, perfect for the setting. x

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  4. I always mean to visit the sculpture exhibition but never seem to get there. Like you I love the 'hare-bell' and the dogs - also the steel trees and the chair is fascinating:)

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  5. What a wonderful exhibition. It's good to see a mix of traditional, familiar, thought-provoking and down-right strange. I love the "harebell" and the family busts. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. I love a good sculpture exhibition! The chair is incredible, I love the steel clouds too, and is that a Henry Moore the 6th picture up? Have you been to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park? I love that place, holds special memories for me :) Thank you for your well wishes for my daughter, it was just what I needed yesterday after a tough day. x

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  7. The hog is similar to others I've seen and most of the sculptures you showed are great but some of the modern ones like the gold courgette the best place for them is the local scrap yard where it could be recycled into something useful. Chatsworth is a place I would like to visit sometime

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  8. I would love to go to Chatsworth - the most famous country house of them all. The sculptures are so interesting, with lots of variety. I like the Harebell too, and enjoyed the Hepworth work. I am unfamiliar with Sarah Lucas - I thought Kevin might have come from Jeff Koons! Love the head sculptures too.

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  9. I'm not sure about 'Kevin' but I do like the harebell (my favourite), the dappled light trees and the busts of the current Devonshires. I'm not really into Hepworth but I don't dislike the curved lines of her pieces.

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  10. When I first saw "Kevin" I thought I had a dirty mind because it looked - em - phallic to me. On reading the blurb, I see I was actually being quite clever! LOL

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  11. Oh wow, thank you for sharing I really enjoyed looking at the statues. I can't decide which is my favourite.

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  12. Harebell is definitely my favourite, a much better name I think that Hare Jumping Over Curly Bell, which is what I think it's called. I love the dogs too, I'd like one of those for my garden.

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  13. just a slight correction, American half dollars or fifty cents, not a quarter which is 25 cents.

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  14. The traditional old ones in the Classical style knock spots of all the modern ones. We seem to have gone backwards as far as art is concerned, do we not? Or do others like modern sculpture? I'm not even keen on Hepworth although some Moore is fine (such as the fat lady, as she is known, in the grounds of Dartington Hall here in Devon.) And some Gormley is OK, but will it stand the test of time? I think not.
    Margaret

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  15. Wonderful exhibition! I confess that I don't like ALL the sculptures but I very much like many of them, especially the "harebell."

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  16. I remember that the hare sculpture was by Barry Flanagan, now deceased, but don't remember its title. However, Harebell seems the perfect title for it Amy.

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  17. WOW. They all look great. I love it when we can visit places that have statues. With some of them I just wonder how the artist got the idea for them.

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  18. Interesting pieces of art and wonderful photos of them .Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

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  19. Some of the sculptures were great, loved the animals, but modern sculpture leaves me cold. I always feel a touch of The Emperor's New Clothes when I look at them.

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  20. My, what an incredible place to visit! There is so much to look at and the pieces are quite unique. I must say that I love the quarter chair! Thanks for sharing, my dear. Hugs!

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  21. Great photoseries about beautiful sculptures. Harebell is my favorite too... and the dogs - such a unique idea!
    Have a nice evening, thanks for sharing

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  22. What a great exhibition, thought provoking and unusual amongst the classics. Enjoyed the tour.

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  23. Wow, that's a dizzying array of sculpture. Kevin would go nicely on my lawn I think. I like the flying hare a lot. CJ xx

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  24. Those are interesting sculptures Amy. Please visit our link party on Monday as I have a surprise for you.
    Wishing you a nice weekend.
    Julie

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  25. Chatsworth looks like a magnificent place to visit, indoors and out. I like some modern sculpture, but Kevin and Florian have little to commend them to my taste. Harebell is whimsical!

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  26. I'm always seeing something new here. I enjoyed seeing these sculptures and thought it amusing that the current owners' sculptures give one another their undivided attention.

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  27. The coin chair is actually ( http://www.cmi-gold-silver.com/kennedys/) Kennedy half-dollars. Not quite sure how I feel about them being used that way. Hmmmmmmmm...

    The sculpture with the dog (and lion) looked very familiar. Then I realized that the lion is the same sculpture that adorns the Bridge of Lions in St. Augustine.

    But, I think "hare-bell" is my favorite too. Although, the one with the line of trees is pretty interesting too. I can't imagine working on something that large.

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  28. This would be another place I would love to visit! Thanks for sharing the photos!

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  29. I love the dogs and the chair made out of quarters - what a great idea x

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  30. What a wonderful mix of sculptures! I like that leaping hare as well. The sculpture alongside the pond must give wonderful shadows and look like a real row of trees from a distance.
    Wendy

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  31. Some of the sculptures are wonderful! Others I did not like at all. What an interesting variety on display there. Kind've rattled by that shiny cucumber....just not my cup of tea! :-) But the dime chair...wow!

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