Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Jeddah Art Week - The Eye

The Eye - by Cesar Baldaccini (1921-1998)
The Eye is an enormous bronze sculpture by the French born artist César Baldaccini.  He is most commonly  known just simply by his first name César.  He was one of the early pioneers in creating art from items not originally intended as art, such as wrecked cars, scrap metal, or garbage.  Aside from sculpting body parts, like The Eye, The Fist, and The Thumb, César found joy in creating a variety of fantastical insects and animals, as well as nudes. 

The Eye - by Cesar Baldaccini (1921-1998)
The Eye by Baldaccini 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!


1 comment:

RedPat said...

Another super one!