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:

Draffin Bears said...

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

diane b said...

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

Indrani said...

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

Margaret Adamson said...

Fabulous.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

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

Elephant's Child said...

What a treat. Thank you.

Valerie said...

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

Carole M. said...

they're wonderful characters/sculptures

David Oliver said...

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

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

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

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

gigihawaii said...

That is such a sweet sculpture.

Gill - That British Woman said...

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

Mascha said...

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

Cezar and Léia said...

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

TexWisGirl said...

quite detailed!

Adam said...

they almost look real

Betty Manousos said...

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

William Kendall said...

The sculptures certainly look drawn out of time.

Willow said...

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

eileeninmd said...

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

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

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.

Susan said...

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)

Debbie said...

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

Kay said...

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

SeagullSuzie said...

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

Linda Gross said...

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

Linda@arichtapestry said...

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.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

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