Question: What could be better than seeing a high quality, diverse, eclectic collection of sculpture?
Answer: Seeing such a collection outdoors, against a backdrop of trees and lake.
These are just a few of the sculptures to be seen in the wonderful Sculpture Garden of the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra.
|Rick Amor - The dog 2003 (Bronze)|
|Clement Meadmore - Virginia 1970|
|Bert Flugelman - Cones 1982.|
I'm not normally into selfies, but in this case found it irresistible.
|Emil-Antoine Bourdelle - Penelope 1912|
|Aristide Maillol - The mountain 1937|
|Auguste Rodin - nude studies for The burghers of Calais 1885-86|
|Gaston Lachaise - Floating figure 1927|
|Fujiko Nakaya - Fog sculpture 1976|
What a contrast to all the heavy solid sculptures! This one is made of water vapour. It makes rather ordinary plantings look misty, mysterious and delicate.
|Henry Moore - Hill arches 1973|
|Robert Stackhouse - On the beach again 1984|
|Dadang Christanto - Heads from the North 2004|
|Richard Stankiewicz - Australia No. 15|
|Tiwi people, Australia - Pukumani tutini (Funeral posts) 1979, 1984|