holmertz (45917) 2015-09-29 11:13:28The city council has done its best to make Katowice look more beautiful. There is a lot of public art in the city, not just graffiti. I saw this statue of a man sitting on a wire 5 metres above a street in a fairly nice central area. It is called "Bluesman" and the artist is Jerzy Kędziora, who is specialized in creating "balancing" statues.
holmertz (45917) 2015-09-15 11:32:43When I entered this room at the exhibition at Mumok and saw this woman from the side, three thoughts quickly entered my mind:
1) Why does she look so bored? It's such an amusing show!
2) Is she really allowed to lean against the wall, so close to the paintings?
3) Is she real?
I soon found out that her name was "Woman with a purse", created in 1974 by Duane Hanson (1925-1996) and consisting of "fiberglass, polyester, synthetic resin, suet and articles of clothing".
The painting next to her is by Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) and is called "M-Maybe (A Girl's Picture)", painted in 1965.
holmertz (45917) 2015-09-03 02:40:18I thought this yellow and red building would do well in a photo but I needed someone suitably dressed to pass by to make it more interesting. I made my camera ready and waited to see what happened. After maybe 10 seconds this woman and her daughter appeared on a tandem bike. I don't claim that they match the buildings exactly, but I decided this was as good as I could hope for.
holmertz (45917) 2015-09-03 02:36:55I liked the dented red and white metal sheets and the rough grey gable wall of the nearest house. I stood here for a while but this time nobody with matching colours appeared. I snapped a few photos anyway, and this was one of them.
holmertz (45917) 2015-08-23 01:19:38I saw these participants in the color run as I stepped out of my hotel in the main street called Hlavné námestie. It's rather typical that no matter how interesting and colorful an event may be, there will always be those who find their mobile phones more interesting.