Friday, November 5, 2010

Shadows and Reflections at Norton Simon Museum

These memes help us to see things we might otherwise miss.  The sculptures at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena were wonderful on their own.
 They could be appreciated yet again reflected in the pond.
 The light shining on the brass sculpture is wonderful and the sinuous shape can be appreciated a second time in the shadow on the wall.
 These angular shadows are harder to understand.
The sculptures that made them are interesting and leave the interpretation to the viewer.
I apologize that I did not write down the name of the artists.  I had hoped that the museum website would have photos to help in the identification but, no luck.

Find more reflections at Weekend Reflections, hosted by James at Newtown Area Photo
Find more shadows at Shadow Shot Sunday, hosted by Tracy at Hey Harriet.

25 comments:

Sylvia K said...

I love the sculptures, Martha! And your photos are fantastic! And what great reflections! Wonderful post for the day! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Sylvia

Sylvia K said...

Oh, and the watery one is superb! I always love those!

S

Diane AZ said...

Interesting! I think the shadows of those strange angular figures look more human than the sculptures themselves. I am curious about the artist. It sure would be nice if more museums would keep online catalogs.

The lighting in your header photo is so pretty!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful sculptures, perfectly photographed. I agree with you about the memes -- they have helped me SEE!

ρομπερτ said...

The magic work of light, always a delight for the sense of sight.


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Gaelyn said...

The reflection and shadows are art themselves.

Barb said...

Nice sculptural pieces, Martha. I really like the second standing woman.

Lew said...

Beautiful reflection! And I like your shadow shots too!

Ann said...

what is the sculpture? Great reflection.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Nice pics. The weekend reflections and shadow shot sunday memes have really helped me look at things differently.

Kim, USA said...

Awesome shots!
Weekend Reflection

Beth Niquette said...

What a fascinating place--your photos are exquisite.

Rajesh said...

Very nice sculptures and shadows.

Pagan Sphinx said...

I love museum shadows and take them all the time! I like it that you got a good shot of that outdoor sculpture's reflection in the water. Great!

Something I do to remember who the artists are is to photograph the panels on which the information is written. I do that immediately following the photo(s) of the piece of artwork. But it is time-consuming!

Ciao,
Gina

Shirley said...

Terrific shadows Gina!

Ralph said...

The sculpted shadows exist from the artist’s mind - the sublime shapes look just right set against the white walls of the gallery. Nice artistry!

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Terrific shadow shots, love the sculptures.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Those reflections are so crystal clear. Thanks for taking us on the journey with you.

Jenn Jilks said...

Very nicely done!

EG Wow said...

Wonderful sculptures, long and lean. They make great reflections.

Paulie said...

Definitely, an interesting place to visit -- thanks for sharing!

I got a new camera and am blogging again today.

katney said...

Love the shadows especially. I am going to have to start watching for them. The photo memes make us much more observant.

katney said...

You have a new header! You've been out wandering again. I've never been to Catalina. My brother could tell you that they left me home with grandparents when the family went. Sigh.

LauraX said...

loving these shadows martha...sculptures and the lighting in museums always create fantastic shadows!

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

reflections AND shadows - love the reflections best.