Sunday, March 2, 2014

McKee's Botanical Garden, Vero Beach, Florida - Part 2

This is the second post on Seward Johnson Sculpture Exhibit we came across in Vero Beach, Florida.  If you didn't see the first one you can go to the link here.  

This one is called Sailing the Seine and is based on the Eduoard Manet painting 'Argenteuil'.  You can see that painting at this link.




















19 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

even though they look a bit painterly, this one sort of gets creepy to me. :)

Sunnybrook Farm said...

I remember that painting from when I started painting, it is so strange to see those people as figures. Thanks for posting about it.

Arija said...

Nice one, he looks lee but she's a little reticent, is it the age difference? Such fu to come across something like this in a Bot.Garden.

William Kendall said...

The first and last shots, they look quite real!

Betsy Adams said...

Hi, We are home from a wonderful trip to Arkansas with friends. Photos tomorrow!!!!!

Hope you have had a great week. Wow--those sculptures are amazing.. So glad you got to see them. I loved them! Thanks.
Hugs,
Betsy

Country Gal said...

They are so life like , would be creepy at night to see them sitting there though ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

Mimsie said...

What a wonderful idea to transport the people from the painting into 'real life' so to speak.
I feel the chap in the sculpture looks a wee bit older than the one in the painting.
Thank you so much for sharing. Would love to see more of this botanical garden when you have the time.

Susan said...

Such an interesting garden!

eileeninmd said...

I think these sculptures are a neat sight to see. The life size and they look almost real..Have a happy day and enjoy your new week.

Valerie said...

I hadn't seen Manet's painting but the statues are so realistic.

Michelle said...

They have a strange realistic look to them!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Quite a realistic looking couple as was the previous one shown. And, most unexpected to find walking in a botanical garden, but a nice break.

George said...

I remember this painting. It's neat to see the 3-dimensional recreation. It's quite good.

Sandra said...

I love these and number two is wonderful. I have never seen anything like these.

What Karen Sees said...

This really is an interesting scene, and I also remember that painting.

Gail Dixon said...

Gosh, they almost look real in that last shot! What a beautiful setting.

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

That dirty old man, opportuning a sweet young woman!! Love these figures as puzzles.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

so clever, arent' they?!

Victoria said...

We're going here tomorrow! These are a bit creepy but still very cool:)