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Some artists have their own style and you recognize their works at once. I mean, they have an idea and then multiply it many again and again. In various places, I saw the sphere by Arnaldo Pomodoro. I Jeddah a surprise - not only the sphere, but also a cube and a cylinder. But still, even if there are different solids, the style is the same. rnLocated near the Jeddah Corniche, the open-air sculpture museum is truly a unique cultural offering, housing 20 of the city’s acclaimed outdoor sculptures. The pieces, which include those by the likes of Joan Miró and Henry Moore, date back to the 1970s when Jeddah poured investment into the art world and developed an intriguing collection of open-air art across the city. rnrnAlexander Calder’s 1974 work Flexibility of Balance, looking a bit like a giant exploded chess piece in red-painted steel, squats in front of the desert sky among neatly placed palm trees. Joan Miro’s Project for a Monument glitters in dreamlike bronze in the searing sunlight, sticking out its cartoon nose and twisting its tiny arms in the blazing heat. It looks thirsty. Perhaps it is begging for a drink.

Victor Vasarely, Henry Moore, Jean Arp – they all got the call from Jeddah.

Miró and Calder in Workshop.

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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12548 W: 133 N: 32332] (149003)
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