This image has been featured in “You Got it, We Want it” and in “All about Water”

Fourth in my series of night-time captures featuring the Guggenheim Museum, this time, reflected in the calm waters of the Nervión River, Bilbao, Spain. The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is a museum of modern and contemporary art designed by Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry, built by Ferrovial and located in Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain. It is built alongside the Nervion River, which runs through the city of Bilbao to the Atlantic Coast. The Guggenheim is one of several museums belonging to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. The museum features permanent and visiting exhibits of works by Spanish and international artists. One of the most admired works of contemporary architecture, the building has been hailed as a “signal moment in the architectural culture” because it represents "one of those rare moments when critics, academics, and the general public were all completely united about something. The museum was the building most frequently named as one of the most important works completed since 1980 in the 2010 World Architecture Survey among architecture experts. The museum’s design and construction serve as an object lesson in Gehry’s style and method. Like many of Gehry’s other works, it has a structure that consists of radically sculpted, organic contours. Sited as it is in a port town, it is intended to resemble a ship. Its brilliantly reflective titanium panels resemble fish scales, echoing the other organic life (and, in particular, fish-like) forms that recur commonly in Gehry’s designs, as well as the river Nervión upon which the museum sits. Also in typical Gehry fashion, the building is uniquely a product of the period’s technology. Computer Aided Three Dimensional Interactive Application (CATIA) and visualizations were used heavily in the structure’s design

I was a scientist for many years, working in the field of medical research, both in academia and in industry. In late 2004, I left science to pursue my creative interests in photography and the visual arts.

I am now a professional photographer living in South East London. You can view my professional photography website at:- www.whitewindmillphotography.co.uk

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Comments

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 1 year ago

    March 28, 2013

    Wonderful work!!

  • Thanks Teresa, I’m very pleased to be featured in “You Got it, We Want it”!

    – John Gaffen

  • BaVincio
    BaVincioover 1 year ago

  • Thanks very much BaVinco, I’m very pleased to have this image featured in “All about Water”

    – John Gaffen

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