Wednesday, March 19, 2014

McKee Botanical Gardens, Vero Beach, Florida - Part 6

Here is another sculpture from the McKee's Botanical Garden in January.  This one is entitled "Monet, Our Visiting Artist".  I have also learned since I first starting sharing them, that one of these statues can take up to a year to complete.  I can well believe it, the detailing is impressive.























In the photo above you can make out the couple in the background from my part 2 post.

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If you haven't had a chance to look at my other five posts and are interested in seeing them, you can click on the links below.  






26 comments:

William Kendall said...

The craftmanship to these sculpures is spectacular...the painter looks particularly fascinating.

And their setting is lovely!

Elephant's Child said...

What a wonderful, imaginative exhibition.
Thank you.

Linda said...

I like Monet but that's kind of weird.

weekend et coup de brosse said...

Une promenade des plus originale !
A walk more original!
Have a nice day! Cath

Mascha said...

Again a lovely and interesting post about a great location (wish, I could be there!)
By the way: I have a nice book about Monet's own garden...
Greetings from Germany :-)

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Denise This is a wonderful garden with these statues. I am not sure if I have seen all the others yet however perhaps today, after I walk the pup I will get time to do that. Love your photography.

eileeninmd said...

Denise, a lovely look at the McKee Gardens. The sculptures are neat, I love the painter.. Beautiful photos.. Enjoy your day!

Valerie said...

As you rightly say, the detail is impressive. Did I tell you I once visited Monet's garden and was very disappointed. I think I expected something magical.

TexWisGirl said...

i like this one. :)

Karen said...

They are quite lifelike!

Sandra said...

that statue painter sure paints well.. LOL.. great shots. if we did not have the dogs we would jump across the state and visit this one. love the gulls in yourheader

Gail Dixon said...

What a neat place! Love the statue of Monet with his painting. I used to have Monet prints all over my house.

Carver said...

That's a good one. There was an arts festival in my town and they had a lot of these sculptures as part of the festival. There was Monet painting, a couple dancing and many more as a temporary installation for the festival. I love them.

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

Like an outdoor wax museum,!

orvokki said...

I am always happy when I see something like this. These people (the sculptures) are so nice and lovely. And the place is amazing.
I looked also at your previous numbers. And they was great images.

Pauline said...

I think the statues are wonderfully innovative and creative. They certainly add a different dimension to the gardens.

Em Parkinson said...

Great sculptures, if a TEEEEEENY bit scary!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

These sculptures are simply amazing and from a distance I would think they were actual humans. I am amazed that there is no damage to the pieces and wondered if the park is protected or patrolled.

Susan said...

I thoroughly enjoyed this one too. When I saw your beautiful lilies shot in a previous post I immediately thought of Monet :D)
A lot of thought has been put into these gardens and I'm so happy you're taking us through them.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Are these ever amazing! Wow.!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

gigihawaii said...

Gorgeous sculpture! I have never seen a picture of Monet, so I assume this sculpture is accurate. I love the sculpture of the couple on the bench also.

ladyfi said...

What a great exhibition.

Linda Gross said...

From a distance you would think the sculpture were a real person.

Cezar and Léia said...

aww love the sculpture and those huge palm trees!Amazing Botanical Garden!
Léia

Lady Lilith said...

Wow. That is amazing. When I first saw, I thought it was real. The sculpture is amazing.

SeagullSuzie said...

I agree with Em, although beautifully done, I do find them a little creepy, like they are about to come to life. However they bring the garden to life.