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Artwork in Iron

Artwork in Iron
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24942 W: 520 N: 42055] (180260)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-06-23
Categories: Artwork
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III, Canon EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, Sandisk CFIII 16GB, B+W 82 010 UV - Haze 1x MRC
Exposure: f/11, 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-07-11 10:16
Viewed: 425
Points: 58
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JHM New site Aug 2017 – 2018

Picture Bruges 2018
Triennial Bruges 2018: Liquid City
5/5/2018 to 16/9/2018 - www.triennalebrugge.be

John Powers

New York based artist John Powers (1970, Chicago, USA) studied with Tom Jay, Pacific Northwest, the Pratt Institute and Hunter College. He usually constructs his images from modules that he repeats endlessly. Powers' constructions have already been exhibited at the MoMA Museum of Modern Art, The Kohler Arts Center, The Black & White Gallery and the Brooklyn Museum. In addition, he writes contributions for various online art sites such as Star Wars Modern, Hyperallergic and Triple Canopy.


For Lanchals John Powers has been inspired by the rich history and folklore of Bruges. He acquired the legend of Pieter Lanchals, a councillor of Archduke Maximilian of Austria who was killed in the 15th century during a civic revolt around city privileges. The Bruggelingen had tortured and beheaded several prominent figures from Maximilian entourage, including Pieter Lanchals. The archduke sun on revenge and surrounded himself with an army of soldiers to plunder the city. Bruges eventually regained a number of privileges, but - as the legend wishes - as a reminder of what happened, the city had to live 52 long necks on the canals. White swans still determine the cityscape today. For Triënnale Brugge, Powers is building a square sculpture in the shape of a gooseneck on a small square at the edge of the water, although it can also be reminiscent of a spine or a tornado. Each black building block of the installation is the same module, an equivalent piece of the whole, with one resting on the other and reaching towards the sky.

I hope you can enjoy.

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9606 W: 57 N: 16405] (60620)
  • [2018-07-11 10:20]

Hallo John,
Een heel aantrekkelijk stadsgezicht, heel mooi van compositie met de brugleuning die ook mooi de foto in loopt. Het kunstwerk staat mooi in het midden, net naast de kerktoren. De kleuren van aangenaam en zomers.

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16074 W: 159 N: 28029] (147338)
  • [2018-07-11 10:26]

Bonjour John
Une image bien composer, équilibrer, l'œuvre d'art est très original , bon POV , courbe et perspective, belle lumière
Bonne soirée

Ensoleillée aujourd'hui avec 22°D

Dobro vece, gospodine.
Lep pogled i trenutak, interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Lepo pokazano, dobra perspektiva i kontrast, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak.
Lepa ulica na obali i arhitektura., lepa skulptura i zvonik Crkve u pozadini.
Lepo mesto za setnju.
Dobar tekst o koriscenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Zelim vam lepu i mirnu noc, sve najbolje.

Hello John,
Another topclass entry in your gallery.
Taken with very good pov and ligth management as well as perfect sharpness.
This -quite modern- artwork creates a nice contrast with the classical architecture, surrounding it.
Many usefull notes as well.
TFS and best regards

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10216 W: 161 N: 16911] (129655)
  • [2018-07-11 12:11]

Witaj John!
A very nice view.
A great composition, an interesting combination of a tower and a work of art.
Good frame, colors and light.
I like this place.
Well done.
Good evening.

Hi John,

The length of the canal is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details of the houses, of the bell tower and of the artwork. The light is making the colours to stand out. Have a nice day.


Ciao John, great view of original artwork in a beautiful town, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello John,
Interesting sculpture, nicely shown. I appreciate the story that inspired this work of art. 👍

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4268 W: 2 N: 7337] (35776)
  • [2018-07-11 15:59]

Hello John,
Interesting picture from Bruges .
Very good POV is showing the details of the bell tower and of the artwork.
Thank you for informative note.
Fine presentation.

Ciao John
hai trovato un punto molto attraente per costruire la tua foto, la curva del canale supportata dalla ringhiera, la bici appoggiata, le persone che che in modo delicato animano la scena e, infine, architetture e il grande collo, curioso, originale e dirompente allo stesso tempo.

Hello dear John and have a nice tie
and a happy new day
It is not only the artwotk here
it is the whole atmosphere
drawing our attention
taken from the best chosen point of
view with great lightness

Hi John,
Nice composition with the curve of the canal, these houses with traditional architecture and this original tower,perfect sharpness and pleasant sun light, tfs.

Nice POV of the iron structure. To me, it looks more like an unfinished construction but it fits perfectly in the scene.


mooie foto John,
maar wat een verschrikkelijk lelijke kunst is dit.
bekend punt voor mij.
gr. jaap

Hello John,
This modern installation makes an unexpected but attractive appearance in the traditional environment of Bruges. Its rusty colour blends well with the surrounding brick roofs and the curving lines fit the curving street and canal very nicely. You placed yourself perfectly at a spot from where we see the sculpture very close to the church tower, but not covering the spire. It's very elegantly done.
Kind regards,

Hello John,
The artwork is no doubt impressive, but I find it somewhat out of place in this location; just my personal opinion. As to the composition, this is excellent. Very nicely balanced and with agreeable lights and colours. The people on either side of the canal animate the scene and give the composition scale.

Hello John,

This is an unexpected sculpture in the heart of Bruges. It does look tall and elegant, like the curved neck of the swan; maybe I would have preferred it to be white!
AS always, your photograph is crystal clear and shows a fine sense of composition. The curved line of the canal and railings makes a most graceful guide into the scene, where ancient buildings of warm colours attract our attention, along with the previously mentioned sculpture.
The weather looks to have been as warm and bright as it has been in England for several months.

Have a lovely day,
Bev :-)

Hello John,

good image of this place with the artwork as the main element, I like the composition with the water and the bicycle on the left, light is also beautiful well done,

Best regards,


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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14777 W: 1051 N: 30245] (141865)
  • [2018-07-12 6:30]

Hallo John,

I like the sweeping blue cure of the horizontal canal contrasting with the equally sweeping curves of the rust red sculpture rising vertically on the opposite bank. Good framing so as not to obscure the bg steeple. Tfs!

Hello John,
The iron-net statue stand contrast to its surrounding, by texture and by the modern design, but brown color mingling with the houses red roof-tiles around.
View across the canal added depth to the composition.
Good afternoon,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12191 W: 126 N: 21997] (112281)
  • [2018-07-12 10:12]

Hi John,it seems a tribute to the rust art watching the color of this artwork from this POV,a perfect capture but a very nice view of the canal and the old beautiful and typical architechture,excellent quality as usual. Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Dag John
Een merkwaardig eigentijdse sculptuur hier tussen de historische huisjes. Een interessant beeld, maar ik kan niet goed beoordelen of de combinatie mij bevalt. Vaak moet je het van verschillende kanten bekijken om een compleet beeld te krijgen, maar ik vind het altijd positief als men in dit soort situaties oud en nieuw wil verenigen.
Prima fotowerk.
Groet, Rob

Hi John
Enticing location and little wonder this really caught your eye, a superb light and a lovely canal sight enlivened by sumptuous detail and human input. Excellent shot.
Best regards

Bonjour, cher ami John,
La présence de canaux fait ressortir l'habitat, l'architecture toujours aussi belle qui semble garder son aspect d'autrefois.
C'est toujours un plaisir que de découvrir ces lieux chargés d'histoire.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10629 W: 146 N: 26778] (128419)
  • [2018-07-12 23:00]

Hello John, It is interesting to see the modern sculture in the street of Bruges. Excellent composition with the street and canal disappearing behind the corner.
Have a nice daz

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14385 W: 0 N: 16316] (174849)
  • [2018-07-13 1:03]


Cette oeuvre d'art accompange le clocher en fond et fait corps quelle iamge quelel couleur rouille et la ville quei de dépoies le plan d'eau les personnage superbe art de rue et vue.
Bravo et amitié

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10394 W: 174 N: 18556] (82651)
  • [2018-07-13 13:10]


nice contrast we have here with this modern sculpture surrounded by old façades and the canal. I liked these details and sunny mood inviting us to walk ahead.

take care


Hello John, very good view of the canal and the interesting sculpture, very well composed and captured in this good and beautiful picture. An interesting image, with good sharpness, depth, light, color and quality. Very good and beautiful work perfectly done, my congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.

Good night and happy beginning of the week.
All the best from the south of Spain.

Hi John.
A beautiful composition with this curve of the canal and its pedestrian part, from this POV look beautifully the beautiful facades of the houses and the tower, also that modern sculpture, which for me is an ugly addition to such a beautiful environment, I feel so sincere, but it's what I feel when I see it.
Very beautiful colorful in very effective tones.
Good management of brightness and superb sharpness.
Magnificent image My congratulations.
All the best and have a good day.

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