This week we are invited by Ann-Christine to find images of things that are â€œweird and wonderfulâ€. An apt theme during Halloween times. It is not only about the weird but it has to be wonderful too. Yes, that’s the catch here, therefore, I have decided to share some of the unique sculptures having weird features with the disproportionate body, and appearance however the history they depict is just wonderful.
The sculptures were photographed during my visit to The Louvre, an art museum located on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It runs under an agreement between the UAE and France, signed in March 2007, that allows it to use the Louvre’s name until 2037, and has been described by the Louvre as “Franceâ€™s largest cultural project abroad.”
The museum galleries brief the visitors about the chronological history of human creativity that explores the shared ideas and issues that have defined the common humanity from pre-history to the present. The global selection features around 600 masterpieces drawn from a growing permanent collection, and there’s a regular update in the display of art pieces with a rolling roster of world-class loans from the organizer’s international partners, this has been done so that the repeat visitors can always something new to discover.
Â This picture is really special. You may call it weird but it is equally beautiful. I tried capturing the most emotional moment of this performance while my soul was totally soaked in the spellbinding ballad presented by this female artist who redefined the benchmarks of contemporary creativity. She used mirrors and every five minutes later she used to stay still for long and then she would again change the pose and would go still. That’s how she told the sad saga of a woman, caged in a self-created mirage. The performing art and exhibitions are held annually to offer exceptional artists the opportunity to create a new dimension of their potential.Â
Hope you have liked my choices for the theme and you can tell me in the comment box which one is weird yet wonderful and why? It is always so enjoyable to check the responses for the theme. Take care and lots of spirited vibes from this Soul. This post is part of LENS ARTISTS CHALLENGE #171
Wow, those are some amazing pics, and they’re definitely weird and wonderful. Thanks so much for this visual treatâ€”a break from the mountain of words I’m usually exposed to work.
That’s so kind of you to appreciate my post. Thanks a lot. Have a great day ahead.
Excellent and interesting – Abu Dhabi might be a place to go!
Yes, it is ! Thank you so much.
This would a great Museum to see. I thought was the Louvre ..LOL! Abu Dhabi would be a place I would love to see. I am happy I found your site.
Actually the France one is famous and the original one. Anyone would get confused for that matter. Glad you liked the collection.
A wonderful selection – I had no idea France had approved another museum to use its name – that is weird and wonderful all by itself!!!
The original one is in Framce but it is said to be its replica. Thank you.
I love the first three pieces. Almost everywhere we visit, we try to see a museum containing objects from that country’s early times. These are magnificent carvings — both weird and wonderful!
Yes, the first three are perfect for the theme. Thank you for the compliments and visit as well.
And thank you for taking a look. We found the whole museum to be quite interesting!
wonderful because we pause to appreciate the past and those who have lived before us – and weird with variety and funky renditions – nice post
Thank you. You said it ! Glad you found them funky.
Also kind of intrigued by the saga of the woman. Strong message there. donna
That’s so encouraging. Inspires me to write and share more.
Im glad…. Keep on….