Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sepia Scenes #45



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Bruno Luchese
Girl on a Bicycle, ca. 1965
Bronze

I saw this sculpture at the Nassau Museum of Art last Sunday in its out door sculpture gallery. What I noticed when I was looking at the photos was the difference in the face. Doesn't the face in the first photo look sad? But in the second photo doesn't she look terribly frightened?

How did that happen?




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23 comments:

Day4plus said...

She does look scared---like she is trying to get away from??????? MB

Patti said...

That is strange that she looks scared.

Happy Sepia Scenes, Mary!

I posted a photo of one of our kitties.

Ralph said...

She could be scared, of course. Or she could be startled, even surprised at a natural occurrence she saw while bicycling. She could be affected by the wonderful beauty she sees on a relaxing ride...

Mojo said...

Guess it's true... perspective is everything.

foto CHIP said...

I wonder who is behind - hope she made it :) Great sepia photos! Art is exciting - I also picked some art :)

Terri said...

Amazing sculpture. I see sadness in both shots. They look wonderful in sepia.

Annie said...

Yes. I saw both. I find it very disturbing.

napaboaniya said...

The difference captured is probably from the angle and close proximity of the 2nd picture. But of course I might be wrong :)
Nice shots Mary!

Felisol said...

Dear teach Mary,
She looks both sad and scared.
No wonder. Have you figured out what has happened to her left thigh?
I wonder what the artist is trying to tell us.
From Felisol

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I really like this sculpture! It has so much emotion. The sculptor has likely tried to capture both emotions. Goes to show how little a change is needed to make a facial expression look very different.

Mo said...

yes, she does look scared in the close-up --- can't say that is my favorite statue in the world, but it sure is interesting! and she looks great in sepia!

today i have 3 pictures up - all of the same initial image, with just different editing to them - but all with what falls into the 'sepia' range. hope you check 'em out @ It's A Blog Eat Blog World.

don't know if you'd had a chance to check out the Sepia Scenes Flickr Group yet, but there are 157 members there now - and there are some fantastic images posted there!

cheers,
mo

Marice said...

nice subject :)

mine is up to here

Mo said...

over @ Purrchance To Dream today, daphne is showing off one of her big pumpkinseed shaped eyes in a color-selective edit that i hope you enjoy!

Ellie said...

The play with the light is great! It is very scary face on the second photo. I think they use this technique in Hollywood to put emotional expression on characters wearing iron and other kind of masks.

sunnymama said...

What a wonderful sculpture!

Greyscale Territory said...

Yes! There is a real haunted look in the girl's face! Very noticeable in the second photo! A fascinating, unusual sculpture that comes up well in sepia!

Toni... said...

Great sepia of the bronze! Mine are posted too. Have a great week ahead.

Dianne said...

that is fascinating!

I think it's the angle of her eyes
from a distance you don't notice how terrified they look

great statue
great photos

kaye said...

that is very interesting, I'm pretty sure I saw that statue when we visited the museum a few years ago. It looks great in sepia. see my sepia scene & window views here Thanks!

Tricia said...

I see what you mean, how strange, but it fits in sepia

Jew Wishes said...

What beautiful and emotional photos, with touching/poignant elements.

She does look frightened in the second photo.

Heidi said...

Isn't it amazing how much difference perspective can make. I also think that more detail is exposed when you shoot it in sepia or black and white. Your shots are great, but the sculpture is rather strange.
Thanks for hosting sepia scenes, I really love it.

JunieRose2005 said...

Very interesting Sepia post! I like it!


I've posted one for this week!(late)


Junie