Wednesday, April 18, 2012
A Few More Marbles
These photos were taken on Sunday. With but a few exceptions, the personal pics that I post on the pages of me illustrious blog are taken on the very day of the post, not earlier during the week or year. Generally it has to be a today's photo for a today's post. You might have a different philosophy or if your story du jour happened in the past then the photos would be circa. Mind you, that's strictly the way I feel about mines disclaimer understood. Cheeze. If you notice the wings in the photo above are way better than the wings on the similar statue in Sunday's post. Even Mickey Mouse's ears look better. I suspect the wings on Sunday's statue were damaged and were replaced with some shoddy facsimiles. The workmanship on the wings isn't consistent with the rest of the sculpture. Since wings of marble project out they're susceptible to being knocked off. Arms can be carved integral to the body, or in the sculpture above, engaged in caress so the extremities don't get knocked off by an errant blow of the sculpturer's chisel or from a passerby carrying a step ladder after the sculpture is finished. The strategy isn't possible with wings since wings are presented airborne not folded.
I always understood these Graces symbolized the cycle of giving, receiving, then giving back. Perhaps obsolete, perhaps not.