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"Turning the World Upside Down"

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Copyright: Tsilla Nahari (tnahari) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1381 W: 259 N: 4365] (26007)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-01-26
Categories: Artwork, Abstract, Mood
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-02-06 6:10
Viewed: 1449
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, has just completed its three-year expansion project, which reveals a renewed 20-acre campus, featuring new galleries and public spaces.

The new campus features two new monumental commissions, one of which has been created by Indian-born UK-based artist, Anish Kapoor. entitled "Turning the World Upside Down, Jerusalem", the large hourglass-shaped object is built out of highly polished stainless steel, it stands at a height of 5.0 meters, with a 5.0 meter diameter.

The curved form captures in its reflections, the earth and sky, but because of the shape, these are reversed: the top half reflects the ground (the visitors on the plaza), while the lower half reflects the skyline as it is seen around the perimeter of the museum campus. Visually, the reversed reflections of the two halves create a contrast of color and subject matter. the reversal of sky and earth also relates to the spiritual importance of Jerusalem as seen in the concepts of earthly and celestial / heavenly Jerusalem.

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Me gusto, porque es verdad que en esta obra se puede ver el mundo dado vuelta.

Tsilla I think this is a wonderful shot. Excellent composition with good lighting, sharp detail and interesting subject. Well done! TFS, Lori

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2011-02-06 17:54]

dear Tsilla,
very mysterious artwork object,
its hyperbolic curve surface reflects the world more strange and artistic here,
fine light and weather condition and nice POV show us wonderful existence of art and actual world surrounding it and in it,
thank you for your excellent shot,

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-02-06 22:58]

Hi Tsilla,
An original presentation of this monument casting the World Upside Down!
Nice reflection on this mirror-like monument!
Good lighting and sharpness. Contrast is peasant.
Well done.

Francis Xavier

Bonsoir Tsilla
Superbe jeu de reflets sur cette structure étonnante avec ces belles courbes.Beaux contrastes et lumière.Bravo Tsilla et TFS.Catherine

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