Today’s image is of a famous sculpture by American artist Robert Indiana simply called ‘LOVE’. (Click here for further information). I am sure most of you will be familiar with this design. It has become an iconic graphic image over the years. The original design dates back to 1964 when is was first produced as a Christmas card. A three dimensional sculpture was created later and the original is on display at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Reproductions and other versions have been displayed around the world.
The one you see here today (click the image to see an enlargement) is currently on display at Waddesdon Manor near Aylesbury, built in the 1870s for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild. We stumbled upon this quite by chance when we visited it 10 days ago. I don’t recall seeing it previously in its three dimensional form. Behind it was a statue of a mother and child and it took me a while to work out the best position to shoot this so that the statue was framed by the modern sculpture in a pleasing way.