Monday, 24 January 2011

Anish Kapoor in Hyde Park



I love abstract sculptures, and particularly installations which are immersive, interactive, or both. Bonus points for cleverness. It kind of follows that Anish Kapoor is one of my favourite artists - so when I heard he had an installation in Hyde Park I had to go and see. There are four mirrored pieces around the park, and it's worth walking around them all if you have a free hour in the area, but this is my favourite. (Note for scale: it's about my height)



22 comments:

rosaria said...

Interesting, inspirational.

Chef E said...

I do too, we usually try and visit others in other places we are vacationing...I just put up some from a sculpture garden I would love for you to see here in New Jersey!

Dave King said...

I too am fascinated by the work of Anish Kapoor. I didn't know about the Hyde Park project. Thanks for pointing it out.

Ginny said...

I love this, and look at the tree reflections in it!! It is very interpretive, which is good, and the lines all look so perfect!!! How long will they be there? I hope you show the others!

Emma said...

That's really cool! I didn't know about this so will have to try and make it down to see it!

Tabor said...

Interesting and something I would not have seen had you not considered posting it.

Cara said...

I love the distorted reflections of the trees, and I'm tickled that there's something else with a pointed top reflected near the bottom. It makes me want to turn the camera around and see what's there. Meanwhile, I have an interesting reaction to the slender, spindle-like top of the sculpture itself - it's beautiful, yet implies a bit of danger to me. Dangerous beauty... isn't that the truth?

liliannattel said...

Interesting to look at. Thanks for the photo!

Rachel said...

Hmm.. I wonder whether I can find an excuse to go to London?

J. Rosemary Moss said...

I'm something of a philistine, so I'll admit that I've never heard of Anish Kapoor, but this post piqued my interest!

Anne said...

I'm not familiar with Anish Kapoor, but this sculpture is work is very intriguing. Any excuse to get to Hyde Park and I'm there!

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yogurt said...

It looks almost alient. Like a giant thumb tack for an alien space ship to land on and re-energize. Would love to see all of the sculptures.

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carma said...

very cool - I love contemporary artwork

Debbie said...

That is fun! No wonder you like it.

Fly Girl said...

I really enjoy abstract art as well. This is a very intriging piece.

The Blonde Duck said...

It's like a giant Hershey's kiss!

ladyfi said...

Wow - it's gorgeous! Love the reflections I can see in it...

I Wonder Wye said...

this is lovely. Thanks for sharing. I love the idea of living in a cottage by the sea. One thing so neat about blogging is seeing insights into lives totally unlike one's own...thanks...

Chris said...

I was blessed enough to see his installation at the Tate Modern Turbine Hall, and at Baltic Gateshead (the build was part way through being refurbished, and his art was a bizarre twist on the usual normalities of space..

Where about in Hyde part are these... might be worth a visit next time I'm over there.

cornflakegirl74 said...

That's so neat! And I echo what someone else said about it resembling a Hershey's kiss :)

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