Thursday’s Windows: Vatican Sphere within Sphere.

For Dawn’s ‘Lingering Windows Challenge’ #33, I have an image of a couple of windows in the Vatican museum, which overlook the first ‘Sfera con Sfera’ which was commissioned in 1991 for the ‘Cortile della Pigna’. Award winning sculptor, Arnaldo Pomodoro has created thirteen different versions of this bronze sculpture, which are located all around the world, and there has been much controversy overΒ  their meaning and significance. This one is 4m in diameter, and if you click to enlarge the image, you will see more windows reflected in its surface, and maybe I’m being fanciful, but all those little rectangles look to me, very like windows looking out at us.


To read more about these sculptures, you can click here.

48 comments on “Thursday’s Windows: Vatican Sphere within Sphere.

  1. Did you forget to tell us that Amaldo Pomodoro dropped those 14 from the outer space? πŸ™‚ Neat find. It looks out of place though with all the surrounding historical buildings.

  2. How interesting! I don’t recall seeing this at the Vatican museums, but I recently spotted the sphere within a sphere at the Trinity College in Dublin πŸ™‚

  3. This is a kind of work that keep you look at it for a long time. I believe it creates diverse imaginations from different persons. It keeps us looking at the sculpture for a long period. The work deserved winning award… Great work by Arnaldo Pomodoro.

  4. What an awesome capture! It;s a great interpretation of the challenge.

    Also, my apologies – WP has taken it upon itself to unfollow some of the people have been following. I have followed you again – hopefully it won’t happen again. I hear a lot of people are having all sorts of issues so at least I’m not the only one. Again, my apologies. πŸ™‚

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