02 April 2010

Damien Hirst - The Virgin Mother


Another view of Damien Hirst's The Virgin Mother, currently stopping people in their tracks at the end of the jetty in the port of Fontvieille.

Through her legs we see the Oceanographic Museum which is where you'll find the exhibition which opens to the public today. The museum is expecting 400,000 visitors to view this artist's 60 fascinating and often controversial works of art, including the massive shark weighing 33 tonnes and called 'The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living' - see yesterday's post for more.

9 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

What an unusual angle and composition. I hope that you were standing back from the statute and used a zoom to shoot through her legs and capture the Oceanographic Museum in the distance. Otherwise, you would have had to take this photo while standing underneath the statute, something I would be too modest to do.

Jilly said...

Ha! Hate to tell you but obviously modesty isn't my greatest virtue - as I stood very close to her!

Lily Hydrangea said...

yikes! too much information for me.
I like your first photograph better than the art itself.

Mo said...

Fantastic Jilly!

Yvi said...

Another great photo!

I like the reflection in the first on!

Greetings
Yvi

B SQUARED said...

Now this looks like an interesting exhibit.

Virginia said...

Love the POV you chose Jilly. I'm LOL at your modesty comment. I"d have been right there with you although this piece is not one that I think I'd enjoy gazing upon at close range.
V

Bob Crowe said...

This is a special exhibit, not on permanent display? Passers-by must boggle over it. It reminds me of the plastic models that were around decades ago, The Visibly Man and Visible Woman. They had clear plastic skin and all the organs were painted a little differently from one another. You could take them apart and put them back together. Now that I think of it, it seems to draw heavily on those Body World or similarly titled exhibits. They creep me out. Good thing I didn't want to go to medical school.

Gail said...

Fantastic shot Jilly. Love the reflections of the Oceanographic Museum on the base, and the shimmer of the water running along her legs.
A very educational piece of artwork, love it!

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