Thursday, October 11, 2007


With this post I guess I'm starting a new series of some interestings sites I have found wandering over Internet. As a matter of fact my last post about newspaper's sculpture was the first one of this series I named "What I saw on the Internets".

Photo by New York Daily Photo

So, I saw for the first time on New York Daily Photo (Brian's blog) this amazing sculpture, "Sfera con sfera", that means "Sphere with Sphere" created by the Italian sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro. Pomodoro was born on June 23, 1926 in Morciano, Romagna, Italy and currently lives and works in Milan. (You can see his sculptures here and here)

Photo by Marco Cortesi Photo Gallery

Photos by The Vatican and Environs

Some of Pomodoro's "Sfera con Sfera" can be seen in the Vatican Museums, Trinity College in Dublin, the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. and the University of California, Berkeley.

Photos by Marco Cortesi Photo Gallery

Some of the highlights include a controversial fiberglass crucifix for the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The piece is topped with a fourteen foot in diameter crown of thorns which hovers over the figure of Christ.

The sculptor also traveled to Brazil on the occasion of his participation in the 1963 São Paulo Bienal, where he was awarded the International Sculpture Prize.


  1. Eu estava advinhando que viria coisa boa....por aí. Mas SUPEROU qualquer espectativa. Adoro o trabalho do Pomodoro, e nunca postei nada dele. Sua postagem esta um espetáculo.

    Bjs e bom feriado.

  2. Neat idea, Sonia! The photos you selected for this post are simply fantastic. Pomodoro's work is pure genius. Boston needs a Sfera con Sfera!

  3. His work is wonderful! There is something similar in Charlotte, NC. I will have to find out if it is his work.

  4. Thank you for posting these and introducing me to this artist!

  5. I just love learning about different artists. His work certainly makes you turn your head two or three times to take more looks. Very interesting.


  6. Wonderful post Sonia! Grande artista, e só você mesmo para nos levar a este mundo encantado de esculturas, adorei. Bjs!

  7. I love these sculptures and was not familiar with the artist, although I saw something in Italy that could have been his.

  8. Thanks for sharing the interesting work of this artist. Isn't surfing the internet an education in itself!

  9. Hello Sonia. Thanks for visiting my blogsite. I've been away in Brighton this week and have only just got back!
    Loved most of the sculptures especially the crucifix. Not sure about the first one though. Really liked the balls (as it were) and the tall thingies that looked like corn cobs.
    The Tesco campaign is gathering momentum. There were photos of the demonstration and a petition outside Cheeky Normans this morning. There was the most amazing and flattering photo of the back of my head!

  10. What a fine idea you have got again!
    sorry, I have been away too long, busy, busy. . .
    Congratulations for 2 two years blogging!It`s quite an attainment!

    I try to send email to you by gmail. I hope, it`s working now!

    Have a good weekend!

  11. Oh Sonia, my dear....I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, Pomedoro...! In fact my dear Sonia, I have a small sphere, ("Piccola Scultura") - 6" Round that I have had since the 1960's...! And, I also have a small standing Silver piece just 5" 1/2 by 2" 3/4...Both I acquired back in the mid to late 60's....They sit in my living room...

    I will have to take pictures of them and email them to you....!
    I have loved seeing the many pictures you posted and also, going to the sites you linked....It is a TRUE Feast to see so very many things of his in their natural habitat--Italy, I assume....
    Every time you post the these wonderful Artists work, I adore all of them.

    I got interupted about an or more ago, so finally I am postimg my comment!

  12. Wow ! these are wonderful sculptures ! Very special !

    I wanted to tell you that I take the Cyber Cruise to a friend's appartment from 1462 in Italy, if you are interested ... It is on Writer Cramps blog.

  13. I am always amazed at the talents others have. What great art...nice post.

  14. I'm glad you found this talented artist! What innovative work!

    (I visited the Trinity College in Dublin - how could I've missed Pomodoro's sculpture?)

  15. Those are simply amazing! the newspaper art from your last post! WOW! There's some creative minds out there!

  16. Sonia ... thank you for showcasing Pomodoro's work. It's amazing. I am fascinated by it. I will visit the Hirshhorn in January so I will look forward to seeing his sculpture then.

  17. Blogger keeps eating my comments!
    Not just here - at other blogs too!
    I left a comment here the other day and poof! - vanished into thin air!

    I love the "crown of thorns" - I think it is brilliant!

    You would like this 1000kg ball supported only by water pressure. You can spin it with two fingers -isn't that amazing?

  18. Hi Sonia, what wonderful post to show all these amazing sculputors,

  19. Wow Sonia, these are all so amazing. I'm in awe of people who create such things! They have wonderful imaginations to come up with these ideas and then to actually do them!! Very creative!

    I loved the newspaper sculptures too. Again, so creative!! I wouldn't have thought of such a thing!

    Thanks for sharing these with us dear Sonia. You take me places I never would have gone on my own!

  20. WoW....some very nicely selected shots there...very nice & creative!

  21. Sonia,

    Very impressive artist! Unique! Not my style, but I find this very interesting!

    thanks for sharing

  22. You've certainly found beautiful art worthy of sharing with us. Thank you for taking the time to post them. And thanks for visiting my blog!

  23. Sonia, um show. Gostei. Como sempre.
    Abraço, e até mais.

  24. Thanks for your visit Sonia...And your dear words, too!

    It is lovely to come back and see these great GREAT Sculptures, once again...
    I love them all! But I particularly love that Ball Within A Ball, at The Vatican....It is Magnificent!
    But truky? They all are!

    Doesn't he have a brother that is an Artist, too? I must look that up....!

  25. Sonia, passei uns dias sem vir até aqui. Que belas esculturas, hein?
    Voltarei com mais tempo para vê-las. Aquelas das esferas, ótimas!
    Um beijo, menina

  26. Sonia querida, estou em débito com você.
    Mas vir aqui, é sempre prá encher os olhos de belas imagens.
    Puxa, dá gosto ficar admirando tão belo trabalho.
    Parabéns mais uma vez querida, está sempre se superando na qualidade dos posts.
    Um beijo e muito obrigada pelo seu carinho conosco.

  27. Hi Sonia! Just wanted to say that I'm back! Will revert with comments on your blog later!

  28. São belas, sem serem bonitinhas. Poderosas, crueis, lembram sucata galática e lixo cósmico.
    Não conhecia. Gostei !

  29. I'm sure I've seen these sculptures before. Is there a photo of the ones at the University of California? That's my alma mater and I visited there last year, maybe I saw it then.


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