Wednesday, February 24, 2016

New Work, Sculpture

One has to start with something! These two photos were take about a month ago. 

Later pictures will follow!


New Spaniel


New Girl On Tummy!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Anthony Gormley

Well here's a surprise in the Lake District. I guess that is it either a Gormley or 'After Gormley' couldn't get close enough to see a signature. Like the next work it is all about 'location'!
This one is a little different viewed from other angles.

Quite clever! Full of holes in it if you look closely. 

Coniston Water.

Friday, February 05, 2016

Truth

Probable one of his better works, I saw this yesterday in Bristol Art Museum. It's was well worth a visit if you are in the centre of Bristol. Derwent Wood RA

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Robert Mileham.com

Unfortunately a couple of improvement tweaks on my website have caused some photos of my work to "disappear", we are working hard to correct it. Some works appear on this site however.




Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Mattel Civitali

Another monument to the talented in Lucca is this great work.

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Saturday, September 05, 2015

Lucca, Puccini, Vito Tongiani - Sculptor

Here is a shot of a well presented 'portrait sculpture' of a past resident of Lucca.

Puccini, I imagine, would have approved of this, displayed in a delightful square in the ancient fortified town of Lucca in North West Tuscany, Italy. I was passing with a camera (as one does whilst on holiday!) and just had to add it here. Vito Tongiani has done a good job, this work portrays him exactly as I imagined Puccini to have been. 

Vito has an interesting presence on line and worth googling! 




Thursday, June 11, 2015

Heaven Visited

I have recently visited three of the most spectacular homes on earth, here is a tiny glimps for you.
Smedmore House first:

Home with a view of the sea, privately owned still.




Then-
Greenway, Agatha Christie's holiday place on the River Dart.
 National Trust


And now something else!





 And here is the clue for this house below.....
No idea? Try  https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Coleton+Fishacre/


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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Mauritshuis, home of the pearl earing and a wonderful place to see.


Like The Wallace Collection, the Mauritshuis in the Hague has a very special atmosphere, rather more intimate than cosy, paintings are presented beautifully, not too dark, not too many in one spoonful, well chosen together and we often had the room empty of other visitors.


It was lovely to see 'education in action' before the "Girl With The Pearl Earing" and I was able to get a clear shot of it soon after.


The Mauritshuis was the highlight of our visit to Holland and it will be interesting to compare it to our impending visit to Italy. I will report back here.
PS But not much sculpture inside!



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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Willow Man Bird Attack



Willow man first appeared near the M5 Motorway many years ago (2001) when that bit of Somerset was just a very flat rather windswept field. We used to admire it as we shot past going North or South at 'around' 70 mph. Made from willow on a steel frame it was remade after an arson fire by the Artist Sculptress Serena de la Hey. At 40 foot high (12 Metres) it must have been fun to make.

I considered doing a horse in Dorset inspired by this work and using glass fibre but the local planners gave it the thumbs down: there is a wind turbine there now!

Willow man is seen here from the other side (non motorway) a little worse for wear again. Birds attack the poor chap for nesting material!


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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Art in Cornwall, A Summer in February



One of the sources of building material for the Thames Embankment came from Lamorna Cove in Cornwall. So next time you come to London and see this sculpture of Queen Boadicea by Thomas Thornecroft next to Big Ben, think of the stones below the embankment you stand on and remember this beautiful little cove in Cornwall.


We had not gone just to look at the sea and granite but also because this part of Cornwall has good light which attracts painters and other artists. Lamorna is very close to The Newlyn Arts School and museum, The Tate Gallery St. Ives and The Hepworth Gallery. The February weather was almost up to summer standards with shirtless boys playing cricket on the beach in the warm sunshine but these worthy establishments stayed firmly shut for the season much to my disapointment.

We watched the recently released "Summer in February" filmed locally which tells the tragic story of A J Munnings PRA and his first wife. Such beautiful weather there in February!


 Can you spot St. Micheal's Mount?


The Minack Theatre did us proud though. John Brolly did a splendid rendering of Prospero in The Tempest in a Tea Cup. Miranda was played by a large teaspoon, ooh la-la, and despite the chill in the sea air we were entertained brilliantly.


John Brolly        http://storytellerjohnbrolly.webs.com/

The Minack Theatre            http://www.minack.com/

Tate St. Ives     http://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-st-ives

Newlyn Art school        http://www.newlynartschool.co.uk/

Newlyn Art Museum    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newlyn_Art_Gallery


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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Re-examining Rodin

Rodin was in every sentence in our first year of lectures. He was Alan's hero, he could do no wrong, he made no mistakes. We were told to hold our breath and wonder.

The RA had an exhibition back in 2009 where he took world centre stage. Room after room of nakedness, thick ankles, mould lines and lookalike warts tempted us to gradually accelerate through the exhibition chambers. Yes it was a great exhibition, like no other. I am re-examining Rodin. I wonder how I will view him?



    

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Frosty Bronze Princess

"I thought you might like to see how mystical she looks on a frosty morning."
My client sent me these great photos of his Arthurian Princess with these words in an email which I was delighted to receive.




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Friday, December 12, 2014

Seasons of sculpture

Here is a very early work. It reminds me of summer. 
And this to remind us of what may come this winter.
Autumn, Hey Look At Me.

(Spring will be added when my new website becomes live.)


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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A Garden Treasure in the Henry Moore Foundation

I came across this quite by accident and wonder if Chicago would be interested in it? Chris mentioned that he hoped some Art would come to him. Seriously though, this is in the garden at Perry Green, home of the Henry Moore Foundation with the following description:


 Bronzefrau Nr 3 recalls Moore's iconic reclining female forms - the figure is life-sized, cast in bronze and placed on a pedestal in the open-air. Yet here, the body is contorted and even mutilated. Schütte abandons Moore's optimistic humanism, presenting the human condition as both nostalgic and dystopian.

As a work of "Art" it is well executed, the concept - frightening and the pedestal looks rather uncomfortable.

This is a wonderful organisation for Sculptors and interested followers of Sculpture should not pass it by.
http://www.henry-moore.org

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Friday, December 05, 2014

Brugge Again





The wooden pulpit is just amazing, the detail and composition is somewhat complex to say the least. It would take a month to give this town's art some justice.

If you happen to visit mainland Europe then don't miss out on Brugge, the Architecture is worth seeing of course, chocolate excellent and the Art worthy of considerable attention. Here is a tiny glimpse. Go in winter as you may find fewer people around. (There is also some more contemporary sculpture worthy on note, one of which I have shown below in a previous post on Berlin. http://dorsetsculpture.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/berlin.html)

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Installation of Princess Helizabel (Arthurian)

Someone asked about installation of bronzes. This looks simple but actually not so easy at all.

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