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   CaliforniaMama  Saturday Oct 8 08:42 AM

October 8, 2011 Freedom



Quote:
I wanted to create a sculpture almost anyone, regardless of their background, could look at and instantly recognize that it is about the idea of struggling to break free. This sculpture is about the struggle for achievement of freedom through the creative process.
The artist: Zenos Frudakis

Discovered via: Creativity



CaliforniaMama  Saturday Oct 8 08:47 AM

When I first saw this image of this sculpture, I was struck right away by the femininity of the motion, the graceful gestures and the yearning to break free.

Then I found the sculptor's website.

I looked at the image there of the same sculpture and I could not believe it was the same piece. Where was the grace and motion? It appears to be more of a struggle and a triumphant release.

It is amazing the difference a perspective can make . . .



Trilby  Saturday Oct 8 08:48 AM

I really don't know how I feel about that.

I'm leaning towards "ick"



DanaC  Saturday Oct 8 09:03 AM

I think it's magnificent. Really striking.



Griff  Saturday Oct 8 09:09 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by DanaC View Post
I think it's magnificent. Really striking.
This.


DanaC  Saturday Oct 8 09:17 AM

Put ever so slightly in mind of some sculptures in Bolton, that loved as a kid.

I just googled and apparently they were by Jacob Epstein:

http://www.boltonmuseums.org.uk/coll...term=sculpture


Total tangent I know, and a different style, but this was always my favourite of his:

'Maquet for the TUC War Memorial':http://www.boltonmuseums.org.uk/coll...58p9/imageFile


[eta] Those images come up as too massive if I link to em.
Have changed to url



footfootfoot  Saturday Oct 8 09:28 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by CaliforniaMama View Post
When I first saw this image of this sculpture, I was struck right away by the femininity of the motion, the graceful gestures and the yearning to break free.

Then I found the sculptor's website.

I looked at the image there of the same sculpture and I could not believe it was the same piece. Where was the grace and motion? It appears to be more of a struggle and a triumphant release.

It is amazing the difference a perspective can make . . .
I photographed artwork for over a decade and I will vouch for this. Three dimensional work is very hard to photograph because you have to translate a piece meant to be seen 'in the round' into a single, two dimensional image. It is as difficult a task as an artful translation of language.


CaliforniaMama  Saturday Oct 8 10:25 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianna View Post
I really don't know how I feel about that.

I'm leaning towards "ick"
por que?

What makes you say that? (Just being curious, again.)


CaliforniaMama  Saturday Oct 8 10:31 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by DanaC View Post
[eta] Those images come up as too massive if I link to em.
Have changed to url
How's this:






newtimer  Saturday Oct 8 11:42 AM

That sculpture of a monkey peeping around a Buddhist monk looked more realistic. I like that one better.



HungLikeJesus  Saturday Oct 8 12:21 PM

What's freedom for? To know eternity.
I swear she cast a shadow white as stone.
But who would count eternity in days?
These old bones live to learn her wanton ways:
(I measure time by how a body sways).



BrilliantDisguise  Saturday Oct 8 12:26 PM

I love it! Beautiful, graceful, exquisite.



Gravdigr  Saturday Oct 8 02:22 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by CaliforniaMama View Post
When I first saw this image of this sculpture, I was struck right away by the femininity of the motion, the graceful gestures and the yearning to break free.
So was I. It needs boobs.

ETA:


Trilby  Saturday Oct 8 04:28 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by CaliforniaMama View Post
por que?

What makes you say that? (Just being curious, again.)
I don't know why I don't like it. I just don't. I think it's...clumsy, heavy-handed, crude...rough. A rough-draft of a person and implies parthenogenesis.

it reminds me of a lump of mud turning into a frog.

I don't know why but I really don't like it. I see no grace, no beauty, no freedom. I see someone fleeing a horrible sci-fi monsters' lair.

dunno why. Yick.


BigV  Saturday Oct 8 04:47 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by CaliforniaMama View Post
When I first saw this image of this sculpture, I was struck right away by the femininity of the motion, the graceful gestures and the yearning to break free.
--snip
When I first saw this image of this sculpture, I was struck right away by the frozen action of the piece, the agonized expression and the yearning to break free by Han Solo.


ZenGum  Saturday Oct 8 07:46 PM

Han Solo was the first thing I thought of.

I am not proud of this.


Oh and Grav ... you're such a yob.



SPUCK  Sunday Oct 9 05:07 AM





The photos don't show the rest of the sculpture. That guy still emerging, hand up, is trying to signal what's coming from the immediate right - a speeding Mack Truck - seen in the window reflection.



Gravdigr  Sunday Oct 9 02:28 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZenGum View Post
Oh and Grav ... you're such a yob.
Is that why I love the yobbos so much?




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