Saturday, May 13, 2017

Italian Sculpture - Larger than Life

Italian artifacts from massive sculptures indicate the ancient preference for large art. (Think of the pyramids and gigantic statues from Egyptian history.) The images in this post, taken by friends who visited Italy in 2016, show the beauty of Italian style.


A face seen in profile

Antiquity Head, Italy, courtesy of  EKC,  DG Hudson Collection


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A headless Torso with Wings


Headless Torso sculpture, Italy, courtesy of  EKC,  DG Hudson Collection

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Facial remnant

Italian sculpture remnant #1, Italy, courtesy of  EKC,  DG Hudson Collection




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Part of a head is all that remains. . .

Italian Sculpture remnant #2, Italy, courtesy of  EKC,  DG Hudson Collection


Antiquity statues fascinate us, as we try to imagine the colossal effect of the whole sculpture. Faces look at us from a past long forgotten, remnants of civilizations now crumbled to dust. WE WERE HERE, the sculptures seem to affirm. 

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PS - HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY May 14th, to all Moms!! 

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What catches your eye when you travel - sculpture, architecture, food or the people? What do you think will survive from our time (of current architecture OR current monuments)?

Please leave a comment to let me know you were here, and I'll respond. Thanks for dropping by. There may be future Italian image posts, however, I don't have the full information as to where these locations are, as they were taken on a tour in 2016. The images I choose to highlight are for artistic enjoyment, rather than tour information.

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6 comments:

  1. When I travel it is the people and their environment which first catches my eye. And then I am drawn to the art - an expression of culture like no other.
    I wonder whether any of our architecture will remain. And even whether it should. It seems to be so utilitarian, with appearance coming a very poor second.

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    1. It's hard to find modern items made of durable materials which can survive centuries or millennia in the weather.

      I always see the place first, and then I see the finer detail. Thanks for visiting, EC.

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  2. I love to shoot architecture best, I think. That's why I enjoy trips to cities. I especially love churches and cathedrals.

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    1. I agree with you, JoJo, there is beauty in many places of worship.

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  3. I'd definitely be drawn to the sculptures. I tend to avoid people, unless they're particularly friendly.

    These ones must have been incredible to see in person. I'm sure the pictures don't do them proper justice, of how massive they look up close.

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  4. Those partial heads are kind of creepy--or maybe haunting would be the more correct term. It's amazing how ancient civilizations were able to create such massive things.

    When I travel my senses are trying to take in everything around me. I'm big on trying new foods or new versions of old favorites. Probably more than anything I'm interested in people whether it be just watching or meeting them.


    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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