The Sculpture of Eduardo Chillida – where to find Inspiration(10)

April 28, 2008

On my cycling tour through Munich last Sunday I stopped at the “Pinakothek der Moderne” to check out the iron sculpture of Eduardo Chillida “Buscando la Luz”. Placed outdoors in front of the entry hall this sculpture is left to the influence of any weather, creating thus its own patina and wonderful pattern on the surface (see complete sculpture). Eduardo Chillida, a Basque sculptor died in 2002 in San Sebastian. “Buscando la Luz” (=searching for the light) was his last monumental sculpture.

This sculpture somehow reminds me of plants which have managed to break through the soil in spring time in order to grow towards the light.

The sun immerses the whole sculpture in a wonderful warm brownish red colour – the typical colour of rust and when you go near you realize that there is not only a wonderful colour but a magnificent pattern as well. A true painting by Mother Nature…


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