Wednesday, February 26, 2014

McKee's Botanical Garden, Vero Beach, Florida - Part 1

We found a jewel of a garden when driving from one destination to another on our road trip around Florida.  We passed the sign and decided to turn into the entrance, and I am glad we did. They were having the Seward Johnson Sculpture Exhibit.  I am not sure how long this exhibit will be on display, but feel lucky we were there at the right time.



I was delighted with this exhibit and I am starting off with one entitled "The Promenade".  The man and the woman are originally found in a painting called "Paris Street, A Rainy Day"  and that can be found here.  It is interesting to compare the painting with this sculpture.  













28 comments:

  1. Hi Denise,

    Love the promenade sculpture and it is very reminiscent of a Paris painting.
    How fabulous you are having a trip there, you will love it.
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  2. That is a stunning sculpture , how lucky just to find it by chance.

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  3. Very well sculpted images they look the same as in painting.
    Great pics.

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  4. They're certainly dressed for the Paris rain rather than the Florida sunshine.

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  5. My word, those sculptures are so realistic. I wouldn't mind a trip there!

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  6. they're wonderful characters/sculptures

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  7. Wow! Very impressive. Especially the faces. The skin and eyes look almost real.

    You didn't see anyone asking the statues for directions? :)

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  8. Nice sculpture. I like how some sculpture these days is ultra realistic.

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  9. you always find the neatest things when you are out and about.

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  10. Such a beautiful garden and lovely sculpture!
    Have a nice travel still :-)

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  11. Sometimes I get myself dreaming that I live in that time...love the dress, the couple sculpture is gorgeous and you got wonderful angles!A very interesting exhibition for sure, glad that you enjoy!
    Léia

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  12. gosh, that's an awesome sculpture, denise! what a beautiful garden too.

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  13. The sculptures certainly look drawn out of time.

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  14. Fascinating I would have loved it. Thanks you for sharing.

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  15. Cool sculptures, Denise. I remember seeing similar ones in Key West. Great photos. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Had trouble leaving a comment earlier. And don't see it, so it must have gone astray.

    I love the Caillebotte painting and have seen it several time in Chicago and in various retrospective exhibitions.

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  17. The sculpture is quite special and, yes, it was interesting comparing it with the painting.
    Once again, a beaut post and I am looking forward to your others. Thanks Denise :D)

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  18. So life like!! I love when we stumble on an unexpected exhibit!

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  19. Would you believe I recognized that couple because I've seen that painting many times at the Chicago Art Institute? What fun!!!

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  20. I just love sculpture in the garden, doesn't matter whether its old school or modern art.

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  21. I'm happy you happened upon the garden. By the way my aunt lives in Vero Beach.

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  22. I'm catching up on your visit to the gardens with the life-like sculptures.
    The painting you mention in this post was one of my mother's favourites and I have a postcard of it. A beautiful setting for these works of art.

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  23. I'm so behind in my blog visiting, what with one crisis after another.
    I'm so glad you posted the links!

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