27 December 2006

Human Misery

I found this beautiful marble sculpture in the National Museum of Fine Arts. I couldn't avoid to capture it in a picture (although guards where not very happy...). It's called "La Miseria" (The Misery, 1910), by Ernesto Concha and really captures the feeling of neglect, abandonment and cold. The way the mother tries to protect her daughter is overwhelming.

8 Comments:

Blogger Olivier said...

cette statue est tres belle et tres dure à la fois. Superbe.

this statue is very beautiful and very hard at the same time. Superb.

12/28/2006 1:06 AM  
Blogger Faye Pekas said...

Oh wow, it really captures my heart. Overwhelming is indeed a good word to describe it. Puts ones own problems in perspective. Thanks for sharing.

12/28/2006 1:44 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

A very touching and very human posture when one is in a protective mode. Dramatic!

12/28/2006 2:13 AM  
Blogger Rajesh Dangi said...

very nice! sensetive...

12/28/2006 3:00 AM  
Blogger Meg in Nelson said...

This is sobering after the merriment of Christmas. Beautiful.

12/28/2006 3:25 AM  
Blogger photowannabe said...

What a fantastic art sculpture. The subject really is heartwrentching. Thanks for sharing it, eventhough you upset the guards.

12/28/2006 4:26 AM  
Blogger pablopatricio said...

That sculpture is great! I was in that gallery in May earlier this year and did not see it. Is the sculptor chilean? Great photo.
Pablo

12/28/2006 8:11 AM  
Blogger Dsole said...

So dramatic! So beautiful. Thanks for posting :)

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12/29/2006 4:27 PM  

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