2010-05-09

New piece of art outside the opera house

The piece is called 'Hun ligger' (She Lies) by Monica Bonvicini.

The sculpture is 12 meter tall and weighs 335 tons (the sculpture alone is 35 tons, then the pontoon/float weighs 300 tons).

- She Lies is meant to be a monument about change, longing and hope. A monument about construction: its beauty and its implicit visions, the beauty of the un-done as a permanent state of change . (Monica Bonvicini)

According to the artist, she has "translated" the painting 'Das Eismeer' (1823-24) by Caspar David Friedrich.

The sculpture will be properly unveiled by the Norwegian Queen Sonja, on Tuesday May 11th 2010.




Photos by: Lothiane

14 kommentarer:

Linda sa...

I've read about your new opera house, but would love to see it for real. Your photos bring it to life. No need for the cafe umbrellas to shade people from the strong sunlight.

Living In Williamsburg Virginia sa...

What a beautiful artwork, and an equally beautiful photo.

Darryl and Ruth : )

Lothiane sa...

Thank you for your comments, Linda, Daryl and Ruth! :)

Bill sa...

Interesting arts complex.

T. Becque sa...

What a great place and that piece in the water is wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

Marka sa...

That's different, but very neat.

Lothiane sa...

Thank you for your comments! I've updated the post a bit, since I found more info about the art piece. :)

Béa sa...

très belles photos. Merci pour la visite.

Jakob sa...

I can't wait to see the other buildings behing the opera being built. The new sculpture will then be framed by a long wing of a new museum :-)

Check ABC4Trip for some more Oslo sights!

JK

SFBakstad sa...

Gratulerer med dagen! Great photos! I'm looking forward to following your blog!

Steffe sa...

A fantastic piece of art and architecture.

D. @ Outside Oslo sa...

How interesting. The new art complements the opera house very well. Thank you for sharing.

By the way, I just added Oslo Daily Photo to my blogroll: http://outsideoslo.wordpress.com/

McMGrad89 sa...

Hey, we were just there (juli 26). I took a photo of it, but didn't know what it was. Just happened to come across your photo. Thanks for the information.

Lothiane sa...

Hello McMGrad89: Great, thanks for the feedback! I'm glad to share the information. :)