Thursday, October 10, 2019

My sixteen year old jazz dreams

That was the best set of statues I have seen. Maybe because it evokes action, music, life, whatever you call it. I just loved them. Their body stance is so perfect. 



It is Seward Johnson's creation, cast in bronze. 
If you are at the "Grounds for Sculpture" in New Jersey you can see a vast variety of sculptures and statues, which cannot be covered in a day.


The one on "God Bless America" is quite big. It is in aluminium and wood. 


If you want to gauge the size here is one more picture.


The girl on the bench reading a book looks very realistic from a distance, and all are curious to know what is so interesting in the book. 




What you see in the foreground is "Painting by the glow of the green Fairy" The Van Gogh figure is working on his painting lit only by the stars and the lantern to his right.  



Sailing to Siena is again cast in bronze and painted (chromobase paint system) clear coat. This is based on Eduorad Manet's painting "Argenteuil" 


One thing I realised is that all those that are outdoors, remains outdoor so it has to withstand sun, rain and snow.

Coming back to our musicians shown in the first picture, I clicked a few pictures, put them together and added some music to make them come alive. Wish I had clicked a few more pictures to make the video longer.


23 comments:

Andrew said...

The statues are really good.

Bijoux said...

I have never heard of it. Quite large statues!

Bob said...

Those are amazing. What a great place to visit!

Liz A. said...

Wow. I had no idea that existed. And without the perspective, I'd've thought American Gothic was human sized.

Romance Reader said...

Amazing statues.

Anonymous said...

Real work of art - Faith P.

Jenny Woolf said...

Loved your little film, and beautiful music. I'd like to see those statues, I can't imagine the cost of maintaining them outside , can you?

Mary Kirkland said...

Some of those statues look so life like.

Jeanie said...

These sculptures are just fabulous. I loved the scale photo of the real people by the statues -- enormous! This is something I'd love to see in person!

Anonymous said...

Superb - Ravi Dureja

Agnes Agnieszka said...

Nice photos

Anonymous said...

Brilliant, loved the Jazz segment.Hope you and your family are well. - Carol Hayden

Anonymous said...

Wow breathtakingly beautiful Joe, and you have beautifully photographed it and explained well. - Elizabeth John

Vallypee said...

I loved this post! Thanks for visiting mine, and I'll put you on my blog list! These statues are incredible! Wonderful photos.

Anonymous said...

Wow.... beautiful...... cannot imagine the intricacies with which they might have been sculpted - Nooreen.

Anonymous said...

putting the statues of the jazz combo to music was a very original video Joe. Lovely! And I had never read or heard about this statuary themed place so far. Thanks for the g.k. lesson learnt!
- Vimala Madon

Giancarlo said...

Sono bellissime.
Buona giornata.

Anonymous said...

Very interesting. Nicely compiled video - Vilas Bhalerao

GretchenJoanna said...

I would enjoy visiting there. Must file that place under "New Jersey" for when I get to that state!

And I love your little video! You picked the perfect music.

Nas said...

Interesting. Thanks for sharing all these!

natalia20041989 said...

Wow, looks so cool! I would love to visit this place ☺

Vagabonde said...

These are great. Lovely to see the French painters’ subjects come to life. Enormous life. Your video goes so well with the jazz statues, too.

Connie said...

Fascinating statues and so lifelike. Looks like a fun place to visit. The video you made is fun too.