14 July 2012

Marc Quinn at the Oceanographic Museum - the Origin of the World


Yesterday, we saw a real shell (cassis madagascariensis) from the 17th century that had been carved into a cameo.

Today, here is a sculpture from the Marc Quinn exhibition showing exactly that same species of shell but somewhat larger!  It's made of bronze and is called The Origin of the World ( Cassis madagascariensis) Longitudes. It stands just inside the entrance of the museum.

Much of Marc Quinn's work ties in beautifully with the permanent exhibits at the Oceanographic Museum.

6 comments:

Nikon said...

That is amazing! So large....

Pierre BOYER said...

Great !
Best regards...

Pierre

Anonymous said...

Yes, great!
Hope to visit the museum this year!
Have a good weekend! Barbara / Germany

An Maliq said...

Wow, it's huge! but extremely beautiful )))

Andy Lees said...

How long is the Marc Quinn exhibition on Jilly? - my wife and I are back again next month, staying in Beaulieu for 10 days,and would like to catch this.
All the best, Andy.

Jilly said...

Andy, it's on till the 15th October.

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