|Sculpture by Mitoraj at Pompeii|
|Richard standing next to one of the sculptures gives you a sense of scale - he is 6foot4!|
|Not one of the kids' feet!|
|Looking up at one of the Mitoraj sculptures|
|Another Mitoraj sculpture|
I found these pieces intriguing and when we got back home, I tried to find out a bit more about Mitoraj and the exhibition. There wasn't a huge amount on the web, but these are a couple of quotes from his 2014 obituary in the Guardian, which echo why I found the work so exciting:
Rupture & fragmentation became metaphors for the passing of antiquity, but could also stand for the nature of time itself and indeed the whole human condition.
I feel that a piece of arm or a leg speak far more strongly than a whole body.Given that I have spent so much time making work inspired by ancient sculptures, it is fascinating and exciting to see work which is interpreting similar ideas more deeply and in a totally different way.
|Another Mitoraj sculpture, this time besides the Leaning Tower of Pisa|