Thursday, January 30, 2014

Jeddah Art Week - Kovacs

Alterations in Space - Francois Kovacs (1915-2005)
This graceful modern art sculpture was designed and created by Francois Kovacs, a Belgian doctor and medical researcher who had a passion and a talent for sculpting.  He worked in a variety of mediums, from marble to bronze.

Alterations in Space - Francois Kovacs (1915-2005)
Kovacs was not credited for his artwork here in Jeddah until 2012 when my blogs played a role in changing the credit from previously "Unknown" to Kovacs.  To read the story of how it happened, please  CLICK HERE.

Alterations in Space can be viewed at the new Open Air Sculpture Park in Jeddah's Middle Corniche.  It is the site for the opening ceremony of Jeddah Art Week on Saturday, February 1st at 6pm, which kicks off the first of many scheduled events.  The public is welcome at any of the events.   Hope to see you there!

8 comments:

RedPat said...

That is the most incredible Sculpture park! I have been loving this series.

Susie of Arabia said...

Hi RedPat - This sculpture park is just one of several sculpture parks in the city. Many more sculptures are sprinkled about the city of Jeddah in various locations as well. The official count is somewhere around 350 total.

Icy BC said...

These are fascinating to see!

ladyfi said...

Great title for these lovely sculptures.

Jerry Mc Kenna said...

It is a pity that so many of the bases of the sculptures are in poor condition.

Susie of Arabia said...

Hi Jerry - They are actually new and weren't quite finished when I took these pics. I believe the bases should all be freshly painted in time for the opening ceremony in a couple of days.

Susie of Arabia said...

Hi Lady Fi - I too like the title. It's quite apropos. This sculpture looks different from every angle.

Susie of Arabia said...

Hi Icy BC - Thank you. I love sharing photos of Jeddah's sculptures because most people will never be able to come here and see them - and they are quite amazing.