20 January 2009

WW - a demonic Rodin



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

29 comments:

Jim said...

Hi Jams, I like those Rodins. We have "The Thinker" (replica I suppose) outside my school's law school building.
I were to take an art Class it might be on Rodin's works. Like you, we did visit the Rodin Museum in Paris.
Happy WW!
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Mojo said...

Dude! That's totally spookular!

great choice of angles for the subject. Makes it even more "threatening" than it might have been.

Well played!

CherryPie said...

Great photo :-)

Ardent said...

Very scary sculptures.
:)

Anonymous said...

Scary

Anonymous said...

That's amazing. Disturbing but beautiful all at once or that's how it strikes me.

Anonymous said...

great photos, but it's a little scary for me.

Black on Campus said...

This figure really looks to be crying out in anguish. There is so much emotion in this sculpture.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Gosh, those are powerful.

Kay Dennison said...

Wow!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Amazing photos!!!!

SandyCarlson said...

He could capture passion and make it last forever. I feel the pain in this. I saw a Rodin show in Connecticut a few years ago and couldn't get over how much I felt every statue in the show. It was exhausting.

Anonymous said...

Yikes, I don't like him, powerful but scary:(

Lori said...

Yikes...it does look demonic! Happy WW. Great shots:)

Indrani said...

GREAT ART WORK!
Amazing really, it tried to be scary but I could only appreciate. :)

Anonymous said...

I have never seen these before. The last one immediately reminded me of that Goya painting of Saturn eating his son!

Bobbie

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone

Gattina said...

Geez ! I almost dropped my cup of coffee ! Such scary pictures early morning, lol !

Sreisaat said...

It does look spooky!

Anonymous said...

*Gulpz* the 2nd picture really spook me!! :P

maryt/theteach said...

Sorry jams, I haven't been around lately... Is that really a Rodin? I've never seen anything like that and I visited the Rodin Museum in Paris! :)

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Good scary photo. Love the second one.

DNLee said...

Happy WW

Eaton Bennett aka Berenice Albrecht said...

Jams, that's a great capture of the grotesque in this sculpture. Happy WW! :)

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

Anonymous said...

Great things to capture, if a little scary!

Steve Bates said...

A great picture, jams, of a frightening work. The demon's face seems familiar; is that from one of the instances of the Gates of Hell? I've seen one of those on the Stanford University campus in California, many years ago. I can find a listing of it on the web, but I didn't find photos to compare.

Or maybe it just looks like a long-ago former housemate when she was angry at me...

jams o donnell said...

I didn't quite realise how demonic the face was but after a bit of adjustment it did look pretty scary