02 June 2012

Marc Quinn at the Oceanographic Museum - Evolution

As you walk into the Salon d'Honneur in the Oceanographic Museum you see these 8 enormous sculptures of foetuses which are called Evolution and were created by Marc Quinn between 2005 and 2007.

Take a look a the second photo which shows their size compared to the visitors admiring them.

"The piece Evolution grows under the attentive gaze of Prince Albert I of Monaco, founder of the Oceeanographic Museum, who, in his autobiography, The Career of a Navigator' wrote:

'During my navigator's career I received fromthe sea a few testimonies concerning the laws which determine her role among the forces of the world ... It gave me a serene confidence in that destiny which the balance of the universe imposes upon oganic creatures along with the eternal cycles of life and death.'"


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

“Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it”

Michelangelo

Cathy Hudspeth said...

This would be a very controversial installation here in the states.

domino said...

Please, Sigmund Freud analyze this. Hilarious!!!! :)

AL said...

Amazing exhibition...would love to see this.

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