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You may have heard that there's been a lot of rain recently!
I visited a local river (The Spodden) to see how full it was, and indeed the flow was about the strongest I can recall. But even more so were the minor streams flowing into it from the moors above.
Here I've tried to capture the stream/waterfall down a cliff face with the fallen trees & branches (in Healey Dell, below Whitworth).
I've used my technique of multiple slight under-exposures, both to capture the droplets and blur the flow. There's some movement of the branches, but I'm quite pleased with the result.

Tags:   Rochdale Whitworth Healey Dell Water watercolour Waterfall River Spodden

N 3 B 168 C 1 E Dec 30, 2019 F Feb 13, 2020
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By the lake - what duck dun it? But stunning in the sunlight., I didn't wait for it to hatch! Full title: "Oeuvre (verdigris)" by Gavin Turk, 2018.

Just - simply - beautiful!

Tags:   sculpture Gavin Turk Oeuvre (verdigris) Artwork YSP Yorkshire Sculpture Park

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Gavin Turk is obsessed with eggs. So many of his works have eggs as a theme or make reference to eggs.(note the pun 'oeuvre' as '(art-) work' & 'egg'!).

This 2018 work at the YSP resembles a (large!) duck egg, with colours resembling the markings. Here in the early winter sunshine, next to the lake, it scarcely seems out of place, and another photographer was getting in close to capture the surface and the dew!
I accidentally caught the flare from the sun shining on the lake in this shot, and decided that it enhanced the colour of the egg.

The full title is 'Oeuvre (Verdigris)'

Tags:   sculpture YSPYorkshire Sculpture Park YSP Gavin Turk

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I just love the way the sunlight brings out the textures of these bronzes!

[Upright motives No.1; Glenkiln Cross No.2; No.7 (1955-56)]

Tags:   Henry Moore YSPYorkshire Sculpture Park sculpture YSP

N 1 B 473 C 0 E Jan 29, 2020 F Jan 30, 2020
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[or "The bust the wife refused"]

This is a portrait of one of the finest writers of English - the Irishman George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), by one of the finest C20th sculptors, Jacob Epstein (1880-1959) in 1934.

I don't know how many casts were made, but this one is in Bury Art Gallery presented by Arthur Millward in 1973.
One cast, however, is on display in the National Portrait Gallery (London), whose website includes the following quote:

"Shaw helped Epstein to become established in London but did not sit for a portrait until 1934. Shaw stripped to the waist, rather to Epstein's dismay: while the original bust included Shaw's torso, Epstein preferred this reduced version. He felt the portrait captured 'elements so subtle that it would be difficult to explain'. Shaw, however, turned down Epstein's offer of a copy of the bust, later revealing that his wife refused to have it in the house."

Tags:   Jacob Epstein George Bernard Shaw GBS Bury Art Gallery Sculpture Bust Portraits


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