Sunday, March 9, 2014

"The Chorus"

I found this sculpture of bronze, life-size figures outside a gallery in Yorkville and even though it was a sunny (but cold) day I found it to be a very dark piece. The artist, Sylvia Lefkovitz, made castings of this piece in several sizes and this one had originally been installed at a commercial site in Montreal in the 1960s. 

19 comments:

Birdman said...

Frozen... in mid-tune?

TexWisGirl said...

neat and just a little bit scary. :)

cieldequimper said...

Absolutely love this. It's sad and happy at the same time if that makes sense.

EG CameraGirl said...

It's well done but I'm not sure what it means. I'm going to check out the artist.

Sharon Anck said...

A very interesting sculpture. I reminds me or Rodin.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It does seem a little intense Pat, would love to know more about it.

Revrunner said...

I couldn't find anything more about "The Chorus" other than the following: "The massive five-figure bronze "Chorus" was a Montreal landmark for years, standing above the entrance to the Mies van der Rohe Westmount Square Complex."

Lowell said...

Reminds me of a sculpture at the Rodin Museum in Paris.

I think the meaning may be "open you arms and see the world!"

Maybe?

Halcyon said...

I like the last monk, he doesn't seem to want to conform!

Kate said...

Reminds me of Greek plays and chorus.

LONDONLULU said...

It's got a very grave quality indeed and makes me want to know more about it.

Randy said...

Stunning piece of work.

William Kendall said...

I've seen this before. It's quite an unusual sculpture!

weekend et coup de brosse said...

Magnifique photo!
C'est un très joli post!
Bonne semaine à toi! Cath.

llandudnopictures said...

It does look very haunting, but I like it!

José Mendonça said...

This is beautiful!

Laura. M said...

I like the way he turns his head slowly!!

Jack said...

Nice RedPat. I can't decide whether Toronto or Perth has more public art.

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

Yes haunting, but fabulous!