however the man was wearing a different coat. I was not able to find a name for the sculpture in the quiz.
P.S. I can relate to the Travelers. I have felt like this myself after flying to Asia and standing in the queue for emigration and customs!
I’m surprised that none of the pictures I saw showed someone moving their arms back and forth in the empty space. That is the first thing I would do to look for something mysterious holding up the top half of the statue. The point of contact between the top and the bottom is so small, it just doesn’t look like it could possibly do the trick.
I really like Catalano's work. It is different and thought-provoking to say the least. I love how despite all the holes, these figures remain steadfastly balanced, almost seeming to become a part of nature itself. And we know that nature is all about balance.
This quiz wasn't difficult at all. I didn't know the sculptor off the top of my head, but googled <sculpture man carrying case> and got there right away.
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He's not famous... he's a real no body! Bizarre statues depicting 'invisible' men that play tricks on the eye Sculptures pictured here are the work of French artist Bruno Catalano The 53-year-old says the invisible bodies represent a world citizen
A lady with a blue top and ponytauk pulling her piece of luggage behind her.
BRUNO CATALANO : KAVITA / bronze art sculpture / DE MEDICIS GALLERY Paris vimeo.com/90010511
These are great fun to look at and think about how dragging your luggage is not thefun part of a vacation. I would like my belongings to suddenly be there when Iget to my destination and get back home in the same way. I would feel veryliberated to take my journeys without dragging my luggage.
I found a favorite piece that I love; it's a golden girl in a tank top, etc. but how can I find out the name of the piece? It's not on his website (there are tons of stuff not on there) and I can't find any kind of "catalog" or listing of his work.
My favorite one is the one for this puzzle. His eyes carry hope and he has a confident smile.
Actually I tend to like "Le Destin du Voyageur" as I like the face of the man; he looks very sympathetic.
I dont seem to be having any luck finding the name of this individual piece. When I first looked at the picture, I stopped in my tracks. He looks a bit like my dad did at one time in his life. Regardless of what his real name is, Im calling him Harvey, my dads name. I like this one the best.
My favorite piece which I found on the sculptor's website is titled "Fragment" and is a series of 3 objects, starting with a complete person and ending with just his shoes.
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Here is my favorite photo. The man by the water
I like the woman in "Historie d"A".
I see the similarity between the works of Catalano and those of Giacometti.
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Ever feel like you've forgotten something? These people might.
The amazing sculptures pictured here look like they're missing vital organs. They are work of French artist Bruno Catalano who says the invisible bodies represent a world citizen.
Mr Catalano, 53, is originally from Morocco but a lifetime of travel as a sailor has inspired these quirky pieces of art, which often cause passers-by to do a double-take.
Now living in Marseille, France, Mr. Catalano and his daughter Emilie work to create masterpieces like these.
Made out of bronze, Mr. Catalano starts the process by carving the characters from clay - and will then spend a further 15 days working on them.
Mr. Catalano said: I have travelled a lot and left Morocco when I was 12 years old. I felt that a part of me was gone and will never come back.
From years of being a sailor, I was always leaving different countries and places each time and it's a process that we all go through.
'I feel like this occurs several times during life and of course everyone has missing pieces in his or her life that he wont find again.
'So the meaning can be different for everyone, but to me the sculptures represent a world citizen.
'I get inspiration mainly from people around me - familly, friends, neighbours, even colleagues or strangers. My other source of inspiration is the travel.'
Mr Catalano has been sculpting for 20 years and often works with others in an art foundry when making big sculptures.
An exhibition will take place in Marseille in September, to celebrate its status as the European Capital of Culture 2013 with ten life-size sculptures exhibited at the port of Marseille.
Comments by Quizmaster Megan Neilsen
I rather like the seated man at brunocatalano.com/sculpture-bronze/Le-Napolitain.... He's organised a bit differently from most of the other Voyageurs. That said, I suspect that many will vote for Le Grand Van Gogh. While the Voyageurs are typically lifesize sculptures Van Gogh (and his twin at the waterfront) are much larger and their location is both spectacular and evocative of the artist's message of the ever-incomplete traveller. I found an unusually beautiful photograph of this work at www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIRkCb-IFM0 where it is used as the static visual background to some haunting music.
All the Les Voyageurs works are arresting but the principle is clear once you realise that the suitcases/bags are all accurately weighted to precisely balance the rest of the metal to which they attach. Somewhere along the way I noted an online comment with the complaint that the sculptures were all too similar in that they all carried bags. I think that person missed the physical necessity as well as the artistic point.
The only bit of the quiz that was slightly difficult was finding the name of the particular bronze depicted. Whereas the series name was evident at many sites, it took a while to find the title Le Destin du Voyageur. It first showed up for me at mp2013.photos-provence.fr/les-voyageurs-de-bruno-catalano.php. I subsequently found that it (or an identical cast) had been exhibited previously during the winter of 2010-11 in the French alpine resort Megève. You can see the same man here in the snow with a board alongside that has the just-decipherable title Le Destin du Voyageur. The text on the board can be clearly read here, and from the grey paving of the wall that appears in both shots we can see that this is indeed the board alongside the relevant sculpture in the snow.
Two additional complications. There was a second exhibition of Catalano's work in Megève, 10 December 2014 to 15 April 2015 and it was advertised with Le Destin du Voyageur in its Marseille setting, see here. I have been unable locate the quiz sculpture there in situ - the only photo from that time span labelled Le Destin du Voyageur is of a different work albeit a man in a leather jacket. I wondered if it was a second version, and on Catalano's own website there is indeed a Le Destin du Voyageur 11. But this is of a different figure again.
Whatever the case for these later works, I am convinced that Le Destin du Voyageur is the correct title for the quiz pic which BTW is the reverse of all other photos of the same work (not that you don't know that already). Here are some of them: