Saturday, November 9, 2013

Trova


Ernest Trova painted and sculpted a series of armless male figures over five decades.  
One of his highly polished metal sculptures sits in front of Naples' Baker Museum.

20 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

Makes me wonder why his figures are armless. I love the angle you chose to take the second photo from.

Andy said...

Awesome!

Kate said...

These are SO different form the pieces you posted yesterday. Don't prefer one over the other; like to see a variety of styles. Enjoy the way you are experimenting with different angles.

Mersad said...

You captured this perfectly Jack. Especially that second shot!

Luis Gomez said...

These are wonderful Jack. Very different from yesterday's but still beautiful.

Birdman said...

Arm-less males?????
Is there some sort of message here?

Sylvia K said...

Armless men??? Now what good are they, Jack!! I know, I know, I'm already being wicked this morning!! What can I say??? But I do really like your captures as always! Hope your weekend is off to a great start! Have fun!!

Malyss said...

When I see such sculptures (armless) it gives me the desire to make my own arms move, to free the statues'arms, it's like I had no arms more myself.. Very disturbing!
But YOUR pictures of it are great!

Joan Perry; Sidewalk Curator said...

I love cities that invest in these grand pieces of art. I wish we had a little more here in Charleston.

Kay said...

It looks like a large jack (no pun intended) - the kind kids play with. Perhaps that's why the forms are armless?

I too like the angles you've found. Nice shots.

Nita Davis said...

Very compelling, surely leads one into deep contemplation. love the composition on the second photo.
Have a great weekend.

RedPat said...

This must be a fabulous museum, Jack! I'll have to google this place.

Lynette said...

My first thought when I clicked on the top photo to see it larger: "Man! I really like this!" And then I clicked to see the second photo at its largest and got bowled over again. Wow, wow, wow. Thank you for taking these photos and posting them, Jack!

William Kendall said...

Peculiar, but I like it, Jack!

Bob Crowe said...

There's a famous St. Louisan. Ernie still has his presence around here but I bet most younger people don't know the name.

Randy said...

Great sculpture.

Lois Evensen said...

Very interesting. Armless? I wonder why.....

jennyfreckles said...

Well, they make you think.....and are not unattractive. I too love the drama you have created in the second shot.

Virginia said...

Reminds me of some armless men/women at our BMA right now. Maybe I'll post some of them tomorrow!
V

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It makes me feel a little constricted Jack..no arms, wonder what the concept here was?