COSTA RICA TRAVELOGUE – DAY 1 – SAN JOSÉ – THE STRENGTH AND UNIVERSALITY OF THE SPHERE

by Antonio Gil April. 07, 2021 326 views

San José was awarded with an important exhibition called “The Sphere’s Strength and Universality,” made up by 27 monumental sculptures of the Costa Rican sculptor Jorge Jiménez Deredia. These ones are made of marble and bronze.

These works’ inspiration lies in the origins of the pre-Columbian Culture called “Boruca” whose civilization used stone spheres with astronomical, social, and artistic purposes.

For the artist, the universality of the sphere means union and continuity, contrasting other cultures like the Inca and the Aztec that build pyramids. The most predominant sculpture is one made of marble that weighs 40 tonnes called “Costa Rica’s Genesis.” Its main objective, as the sculptor has commented, is to awake the interest and to call the attention within the globalizing process that we are living.

Other works with other formats are being completed with activities of the Museo del Oro del Banco Central (Central Bank Gold Museum) and the Museo de Jade (Jade’s Museum) in San José. Of course, these works have the honor of being admired and photographed while taking an entertained walk during a visit to Costa Rica bloglifeandtravel.com

Video: Jorge Jiménez Deredia

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Sabine Phb 6 days, 2 hours ago

What an amazing artist, with influences of Botero I think and a lot of Deredia creativity. Beautiful captured too!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Sabine Phb 6 days ago

Botero is definitely an influence. Thank you for the comment

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José Manuel 1 week, 3 days ago

Belas esculturas, e, o dorminhoco............rssss
Abraço. 
JM

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Antonio Gil Replied to José Manuel 1 week, 3 days ago

O dorminhoco dá um ótimo contraste com as esculturas.

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Berckmans Peter 2 weeks, 1 day ago

Lovely works of art. Monochrome works very well on them . You had a very tired model in the last one ,it seems.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 2 weeks, 1 day ago

It was a long exhibition and so he was resting a bit 😊 Thanks my friend

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Thomas Thompson 2 weeks, 1 day ago

Fantastic work, very interesting art   Thank you for sharing to the world

2 weeks, 1 day ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Thomas Thompson 2 weeks, 1 day ago

My pleasure dear Thomas

2 weeks, 1 day ago Edited
Jay Boggess 2 weeks, 1 day ago

Wonderful camera work and fascinating info/video! I had never heard of this artist or art form before. Thank You! smile

2 weeks, 1 day ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 2 weeks, 1 day ago

Neither did I. It was a very good surprise. Next, a volcano. 😊

2 weeks, 1 day ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 1 week, 6 days ago

I'll be looking forward to it!+1

1 week, 6 days ago Edited
Russell Smith 2 weeks, 2 days ago

Really Cool Statues. I look forward to seeing more of this beautiful country though your eyes :)

2 weeks, 2 days ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Russell Smith 2 weeks, 1 day ago

You will my friend 🙏

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Francesc 2 weeks, 2 days ago

Fantastic work...Great angles ...Happy days Antonio

2 weeks, 2 days ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 2 weeks, 2 days ago

Thank you dear friend. Happy days Francesc

2 weeks, 2 days ago Edited
Camellia Staab 2 weeks, 2 days ago

Interesting video and interesting sculptures. I like how smooth they are. Learned something new today smile

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Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 2 weeks, 2 days ago

I try to show different things than usual. I was lucky that we come across this street exhibition while waiting for the bus to go see a volcano. 😊 Thanks my friend

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