Seasonal Sculpting #arcimboldo #RHSwisely #gardens

Some years ago, I had a break that took in Vienna. Lots of art galleries, Vienna. One of the great pluses was the strategically placed sofas so one could study specific works of art without acquiring some buttock embolism. However, like a lot of European galleries with collections stretching back years, there were a plethora of religious paintings that I found, frankly a touch meah. Take Peter and Paul when they partnered with Rubens during their fat babies on a rock phase…

It didn’t work for me any more than were they dropped The Rubes and went with Mary, covering Dylan in syrupy vocals and fluffy clouds.

So, having sped past canvases evidently commissioned by the yard, I stumbled on this side room and was immediately engrossed. Vegan portraiture or whatever the genre was became my new fav and the arch exponent Arcimboldo, my new hero.

Thus it was that the Textiliste decided on the perfect pre-birthday treat (next Monday, but tickets were scarce in these strange times so it had to be Friday).

She took me to RHS (The Royal Horticultural Society) at Wisely where there were these rather splendid creations…

Perfect homages to His Arcship, I’m Boldo: I must say the humour and conceptualisation were… oh, whatevs, they were great.

I haven’t been to Wisely for a while and November isn’t the best time to see a garden at its finest, but, being the centre of study for the RHS it still lends itself to a goodly wander. There were plenty of trees…

And grasses…

And roses…

And, oh all sorts.

And the Textiliste had a good time too!

So, yes, officially I’m a lucky boy!

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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21 Responses to Seasonal Sculpting #arcimboldo #RHSwisely #gardens

  1. Ritu says:

    Looks fab!
    We’ve covered Archimboldo in school and the kids made Portraits of the teachers in his style… Interesting, is what I can say!!!

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  2. Stunning photos sir. So remember that song.

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  3. Geoff, thanks for sharing these “delicious” works of art.

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  4. I enjoyed the sculptures and stroll, Geoff. Happy Birthday. (come Monday)

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  5. Erika says:

    3D paintings! Very cool!

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  6. Your quirky birthday treat looks great fun. Would love to see this lot.

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  7. Pam Lazos says:

    Loved those sculptures!

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  8. Elizabeth says:

    Those vegie sculptures seemed to suggest someone who was tired of canning, freezing and eating all that produce! I should have tried something similar at the end of our growing season with zucchini.

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  9. Widdershins says:

    What a treat! 😀

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  10. Suzanne says:

    A delightful garden. Love the sculptures.

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