Sunday, 19 November 2017

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, 19th November 2017

Apart from the parking fee, there are few nicer places to visit on a bright, cold morning than the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Well, I say cold but sitting on the balcony having a milky coffee there was warmth in the sun and as we embarked on a long walk we generated heat well enough.



Anthony Caro's "Promenade" (1996) looked stunning in the autumn light and set amongst the trees.
The view from the balcony was also lovely. On the stairs to the cafe was an exhibition by Ed Kluz: "Sheer Folly – Fanciful Buildings of Britain". All the works were for sale and it passed my mind for a split second to ... I settled for a photograph of "The Dunmore Pineaple".



Tony Cragg's work crazily complemented the Yorkshire landscape.


However Joan Miró's 1974 piece, "Tête", would be my choice to grace the front lawn.


Or Barbara Hepworth's "Square with Two Circles"(1963).


Lynn Chadwick's "Little Girl" (1987) looks pretty grown up to me. She seemed a little lonely. An angular beauty.


The parkland itself is one of the sights of Britain.

Believe it or not, this is an exhibit. David Nash, "Seventy One Steps". We saw it seven years ago when it was being constructed. Very fitting for a sculpture park in inspiring surroundings.

 We've got to have a Henry Moore. Or three. "Upright Motives No 1" and "Glenkiln Cross No 2" & "7" (1955-6).
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 And finally a Garden Centre, Alfredo Jaar's "The Garden of Good and Evil". I resisted the temptation to get out the secateurs.


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