October 25, 2013

Guest photographer: Jilly Bennett

When I noticed "La Fontaine aux Oiseaux" by Folon on the  Monte Carlo Daily Photo blog, I asked blog author Jilly Benett if it would be all right to share her photo here. 
The statue looked very familiar and I assume that this Monte Carlo version must be the brother of an earlier one installed in Brussels in Boitfort?
Jean-Michel Folon, born in Brussels in 1934, moved to Monaco in 1985. He died in 2005  The foundation Folon created in the Solvay Domain, La Hulpe, a short distance out of Brussels, is now home to more than forty years of creation."Watercolours, engravings, posters and sculptures are presented in an original and lively setting, creating a dialogue between the works of art and the poetic place that houses them. Music, films and optical effects enliven the route. The result is a strong, magical and astonishing exhibition".
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  1. I thought already, it's not entirely unknown to me.

  2. What a great, interesting statue/post for the day!! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a lovely weekend!!

  3. I would not have expected that this is Monaco. Didn't see this when I was there.


  4. My wish never come true this year to visit Belgium ! Cheers !

  5. Hallo Anni,
    Er zijn wel meerdere beelden van Folon die op een en ander detail na op elkaar lijken...
    Groetjes, Frans

  6. This is really cool! Hope to see this interesting cultural heritage of Belgium in the future...

  7. Hallo Anni
    Ik sta er iedere keer weer versteld van wat jij allemaal van België laat zien en wat je er bij vermeld.
    Groeten Bets

  8. Bonjour,
    j'ai vu il y a quelques années, une exposition d'oeuvres de Folon dans le Château "San Jorge" à Lisbonne, c'était très intéressant.
    J'aime beaucoup la photo en Noir et Blanc.
    Bonne fin de journée.

  9. It looks nice in black and white....janey

  10. Magnifique. Cette photo est magnifique. Le rendu en noir et blanc est hors de l’ordinaire.

  11. prachtige zw- foto Anni...

    een bezoek aan de "Stichting" lijkt me wel wat...