Friday, May 22, 2015

My Favorite Artwork at Piazza di San Marco

Piazza di San Marco in Venice is a marvelous museum itself, featuring valuable historical artifacts and artistic treasures, too numerous to list.

One of my two favorites is the iconic sculpture of "I Tetrarchi (The Tetrarchs)" at the foot of Basilica di San Marco, depicting four ebony colored Tetrarchs huddling together, either in fear, or treacherous congregation. Very intriguing and engaging:

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DSCN1223 _ I Tetrarchi, Basilica di San 
Marco, Venezia, 13 October

The second favorite sculpture of mine is actually a capital, which has some very peculiar looking heads sticking out of the column, some with the spirits of figureheads on a prow, others look more despondent or stunned.  Those exotic looking heads are full of personalities and though hard to notice in the vast Piazza, are hard to forgot once seen.

DSCN1214 _ view of Campanile from loggia of Palazzo Ducale, Piazza di San Marco, 13 October

DSCN1210 _ Column Details of Palazzo Ducale, Piazza di San Marco, 13 October


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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

"Fancy Animal Carnival" by Taiwanese artist Hung Yi (洪易) at SF Civic Center

An acclaimed Taiwanese artist, Hung Yi (洪易), is exhibiting his fanciful large-scaled sculptures in San Francisco Civic Center Plaza from April 19 to May 2, 2015.  The exhibit includs 19 shining animals, painted with vivid colors and elaborate symbols, transformed the Plaza into a huge menagerie and the exhibition is aptly named as "Fancy Animal Carnival".

DSCN3188 - Fancy Animal Carnival by Taiwanese artist Hung Yi (洪易) at SF Civic Center

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DSCN3164 - Fancy Animal Carnival by Taiwanese artist Hung Yi (洪易) at SF Civic Center

I saw it two weeks ago and had great time view these strange creatures.  The exhibition was not very profound, perhaps, but engaging enough to warrant a visit to savor the whims of the artist.


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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Beautiful Beach Scenes in Aptos and Moss Landing

A couple weeks ago, I visited Santa Cruz area for a family event and saw some amazing images of sunrise and sunset and sea animals in the beautiful Seascape Beach in Aptos and at Moss Landing near Monterey.  The sights were just gorgeous and beyond description.  I'll let images do their eloquent speeches.

March 14, Aptos, California:

DSCN1797 Seascape Beach in Aptos, March 2015

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March 14, Moss Landing, California:

DSCN1960 Moss Landing, March 2015

DSCN1962 Moss Landing, March 2015

DSCN1963 Sea Otter at Moss Landing, March 2015
Otter at the estuary

DSCN1963 Sea Otter at Moss Landing (Detail), March 2015

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DSCN1983 Moss Landing, March 2015

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March 15, Aptos, California:

DSCN2087 Seascape Beach in Aptos, March 2015

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DSCN2149 - Seal at Seascape Beach in Aptos, March 2015
Seal swam by the surfers

DSCN2149 - Seal at Seascape Beach in Aptos (Detail), March 2015



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DSCN2190 - Shark sighting at Seascape Beach in Aptos, 7:16am, 15 March 2015
Shark sighting at Aptos

DSCN2190 - Shark sighting at Seascape Beach in Aptos, 7:16am, 15 March 2015 - Close up



There were some uncertainty as if that creature was a shark or a dolphin.  The surfers, after having seen the images, adamantly claimed that it was indeed a shark.

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