04 November 2008

WW - Elgin Marble


This week's entry for the Tuesday and Wednesday edition of Wordless Wednesday.

34 comments:

Jenn in Holland said...

I love the movement in this piece! Wow.
And, come on on America, do it right this time... GOBAMA!!!

jennyL said...

nice piece of art there..

EastCoastLife said...

Hey Jams,
Can I borrow this pic to show the 'After' for my deep-fried post? hahaha....

It's a lovely piece of art.

ZJ said...

Hi Jams, I actually don't know what an Elgin marble is so I looked it up *lol* They are wonderful collections of Greek artwork!

Picturing of Life said...

wow...where is the head :D

My WW entry this week : in HERE and HERE. Hope you have time to visit . Thanks

Mojo said...

Is it blasphemous to say that my first thought was of the Black Knight in Monty Python and the Holy Grail?

Napaboaniya said...

I'm concentrating hard on this picture and thought of murder ran through my head *gulpz*
happy ww Jams!! :)

Sue said...

Great photo! Not certain how I feel, but I do understand that there is some controversy about returning these to Greece.

Happy WW :)

My WW entries for today are at:

Pastyme With Good Companye

The Paranormal Blog

Nuttin' But

Please stop by if you have a moment :)

D Lo said...

What a powerful piece

Carver said...

The folds in the fabric are amazing. Great shot of the sculpture.

CherryPie said...

I love the colour effect. Very nice.

Jim said...

Hi Jams, I am wondering what color this piece is or was? I did look up the Elgin Marble Company in Scotland,
BUT, is this one of those that will be put back in the Parthenon?
Happy WW!
..

jams o donnell said...

THanks everyone. THese are at the British Museum and are not likely to go baclk to Greece. Personally I think they would be better there than London

Gabriel said...

Interesting sculpture, a very fine WW entry today, Jams.

Happy WW day!

My WW post...

James Higham said...

Spooky.

Yen said...

Very interesting shot! What is that for?

Mine is up too, HERE. If you get a chance;) Happy WW!

Chris said...

Great shot!

Digital Flower Pictures said...

That must of hurt.

Indrani said...

Amazing! I wonder what was going through the sculptor's mind when he/she was sculpting it.

Lori said...

What happened to her head? I know thats a work of art but something is definitely missing.....Happy WW and thanks for stopping by:)

The Right Blue said...

Hi Jams - When I saw the photo I was going to ask you if you thought they would ever be returned to Greece, but I see you have answered the question in your comment above. I am among those who would like to see the Elgin marbles returned to their country of origin.

Happy WW.

Amazing Gracie said...

Too bad they didn't have rebar back in the day. This poor soul along with Venus de Milo, could've used some support with the extremities!
You'll have to excuse me - I've got election burn out...
~~~Blessings~~~

Aniqueanik said...

marvelous work of arts...I salute! Happy WW! thanks for dropping by.:)

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

Randall said...

Photos like that always make me sad. Masterworks of antiquity so badly damaged. I can only wish to see them as the artist completed them.

Gattina said...

I have seen a lot of these in Greece ! They are all damaged. It's a pity !

Anonymous said...

Interesting piece of art, Jams. Past, present location and discussion about the future makes it even more interesting, if at all possible!

Lifecruiser said...

That's a beautiful statue. I love that it's in B/W too.

DNLee said...

hey, we DO have a president. Thanks for celebrating with us yanks. Happy WW

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

Black on Campus said...

This really reminds me of "Winged Victory." Lovely sculpture.

Thanks for dropping by for my early Wordless Wednesday.

Toia said...

You always seem to find the most intriguing work of art/pic for WW. Every Wednesday I look forward to your WW post.

Toia

Mama Duck said...

Beautiful!

Nap Warden said...

Nice work!