Wheres my Backpack/Travel Theme: Statues

Ailsa encourages us to explore Statues in this week’s photo challenge.

I’ve selected a sculptured head I photographed at the Open Air Sculpture exhibition in 2012 at Quennington in the Cotswolds in the style of the Italian/French artist Modigliani

This beautiful stone head is reminiscent of work by the unclassifiable, hugely talented yet unfortunate Amedeo Clemente Modigliani born in July 1884. He was principally a painter of landscape and somewhat a contemporary of Cezanne and Toulouse-Lautrec, but also a painter of portraits with elongated faces and sculptor of heads. He died destitute and penniless at the age of 35 from tuberculosis. The most famous of his works is the limestone head ‘Tete’ which is today the second most expensive sculpture ever.

This head has a haunting beauty and looks wonderful in a lush green garden during an English summer.
I’d love to have such a thing.




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  3. Lucid Gypsy says:

    I love it and would love to own it too!

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