Friday, December 5, 2008

Not for the easily frustrated


The Sculptures by Spanish artist Miguel Ortiz Berrocal are exquisite. I came across one of his pieces at the Antique show a few weeks ago. I just fell in love with it, and wanted it for my collection, but unfortunately it was beyond what I can afford. Miguel's puzzle pieces can be found in art museums, galleries and private collections around the world. These substantial heavy forms consist of many ingeniously interlocking metal elements. The one I had my eye on at the show consisted of about 100 pieces. The 1960's sculpture above titled "Romeo & Juliet" contains about 20 parts. The puzzle is made of gilt bronze, so you can imagine how heavy they are! Assembly requires strength and patience. A great work out for both mind and body.
P.S. Shouldn't this one have been titled "69"? Sorry...I had to mention that!


2 comments:

Marquis de Lannes said...

Berrocal, que artista!

durell said...

actually both sets of legs are at the same end so "69" doesn't apply. inside is a jewel. i have one of the romeo + juliets on my windowsill. i lost the how-to book...