HARMONY OF THE SEAS ART COLLECTION
Harmony of the Seas features a $6.5 million art collection of more than 3,000 works inspired by the theme “The Wonder of Our World, The World We Live In.” The collection curated by International Corporate Art, and led by curatorial director Mariangela Capuzzo features bold, striking, intriguing and current works from artists from around the world.
Reflecting the “wonder” of advanced engineering and the technology of Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis class ships, the onboard art collection explores wonder from four different perspectives: people, places, what we do and what inspires us. The dynamic collection comprises more than 1,000 pieces in public spaces across an array of different mediums, including paintings, sculptures, installations, photography, works on video and more. Artists from around the world – more than 60 countries, from Argentina, Australia, Canada, Greece, Morocco – took part in bringing Harmony’s collection to life. Many of the unique pieces were specifically created for Harmony of the Seas, and designed to intrigue and bring joy and harmony to all, guests and crew alike.
- “Ivy,” by French artist Mark Fornes is comprised of 10,813 aluminum parts painted in vibrant yellow and pink, and is one of the most prominent pieces on the ship, located in the ship’s forward lift atrium
- “Light Pillar” is a breathtaking matrix of rainbow-colored hanging stainless steel cables, created by Ball & Nogues (Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues) located in the aft atrium
- “Head” Harmony’s signature smart art piece is a giant metallic installation in the middle of the Royal Promenade by Czech artist, David Cerny. The piece is an engineering feat, consisting of five tons of steel and embedded motors that move multiple plates intermittently to create a three-dimensional human head
- “Medusa’s Shoes” is a gorgeous golden structure by Dutch artist, John Breed in Entertainment Place
- Outside the Teen Zone, guests will find a spectacular graffiti wall by French street artist, Alexandre Monteiro, also known as Hopare. The incredibly inspiring piece is already one of the most popular photo opportunites onboard
- Stairwells and corridors are at the core of Harmony’s art collection. Each stair tower represents “people, places, what we do and what inspires us” through a variety of mediums, such as paintings, reliefs and sculptures. Each piece selected was specially designed with intricate “craft,” and fundamental art techniques
Artworks in Staterooms and Below Deck
- The Royal Loft Suites will feature several notable, original paintings from Venezuelan artist, Benjamin Garcia, original paintings by UK artist, Steven MacIver and stunning works by New York photographer, Irene Mamiye. Gilded sculptures by Arian Konomis, commissioned for Harmony, are featured in several loft suites onboard
- For the first time ever, the busiest corridor onboard, unofficially known as “I-95,”will feature five large murals that were commissioned for the crew to experience and enjoy each day they walk by during the work day.
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