31 July 2008

A Monte Carlo Summer - the Werewolf


You can't turn a corner in Monaco without seeing a sculpture. It's rich, rich, rich in beautiful art, often by famous sculptors. And not just outside. You'll find work inside hotels and shopping centres too. The Metropole Centre always has an exhibition throughout its various levels. This summer the featured artist is the ceramicist, Jacky Colville.

This piece is called Banc 'Loup Garou' - banc is French for bench. A Loup Garou is a werewolf.

At first, I cropped this photograph to eliminate the background but somehow it shows itself off better with a bit of space around it - and anyway, look at the beautiful marble floor.

9 comments:

Hilda said...

That's a cool bench! I wouldn't mind having one at home — though I think my husband would. ;)

Kate said...

Today seems to be sculpture day among some bloggers! An unusual bench, indeed!

Virginia said...

What a great piece of art. Love the colors. Another reason to want to visit Monaco.

MmeBenaut said...

You know Jilly, I think I'm going to sit on that werewolf when I get there. Is the Metropole Centre like a department store? The marble floor is stunning.

You know, I think that M.B could fashion something like that for me with his chainsaw. All I'd need then would be some imagination and a few cans of gloss paint.

Dusty Lens said...

Interesting art piece, Really compliments the marble floor.

Halcyon said...

This is a very unique bench! Can you sit on it?

Rambling Round said...

This werewolf almost looks friendly! Cool!

• Eliane • said...

I like it a lot. Looks like a zebra who would have swallowed a lobster.
Happy August!

Ming the Merciless said...

It looks more like a tiger with a parrot head.

So a tiger-rot?

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