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The Statue


KarenFB Avatar
KarenFB Plus
17 6.0k 185 England
2 Jul 2021 7:14AM
The newly revealed statue of Princess Diana. I was taught 'if you can't think of anything nice to say, then don't say anything at all'.....................
SlowSong Avatar
SlowSong Plus
15 11.1k 30 England
2 Jul 2021 7:35AM

Quote:The newly revealed statue of Princess Diana. I was taught 'if you can't think of anything nice to say, then don't say anything at all'.....................
Spoilsport. Grin
JackAllTog Avatar
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14 6.4k 58 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2021 9:17AM
I didn't understand why the 2nd kid was a Girl, then realised it was not her sons depicted but actually 3 random kids. "The figure of Diana, Princess of Wales is surrounded by three children who represent the universality and generational impact of The Princess' work."
Actually i think its quite a nice detailed statue that depicts her as a strong looking person trying to help others. I'm sure many will want kids to stand around the statue and take photos with the statue. The fact that the 3rd kid is hidden means you really need to see it in 3D or at least not straight on to capture it all.
According to one site her sons privately raised funds to pay for the statue to commemorate what would have been their mothers 60th birthday. Personally i think that's a good way of remembering their mum and wanting to share that aspect of her life.
answersonapostcard Avatar
2 Jul 2021 9:37AM
I kind of like it, the hidden child element - itís quite poignant especially at the moment. But Iím not a fan of statues generally, putting people on pedestals etc.
KarenFB Avatar
KarenFB Plus
17 6.0k 185 England
2 Jul 2021 10:29AM
It's a lovely idea, but think it would have been better had it actually looked like her (rather then a guy in a skirt).
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13 14.5k 89 Norway
2 Jul 2021 10:47AM
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peterkin 20 689 England
2 Jul 2021 11:57AM
My Mum also said, "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all." She also said, " Tell the truth and shame the devil." So I have to say the statue is quite awful in my view and isn't a suitable monument to Diana's memory.

Peter
Tianshi_angie Avatar
2 Jul 2021 12:00PM
I don't really think that it is anything like her. In private I think she usually wore trousers/slacks, her hair was rarely that close to her head and the kind of upward glance from a face looking slightly down was the epitome of her. Perhaps her sons didn't know her that well although I don't for one minute think she didn't shower them with love and cuddles. Maybe I am cynical, but I think her sons were part of her weaponry. Certainly didn't capture how beautiful she was. And none of the children were from the ethnic minority with whom she worked for a great deal of her time.
answersonapostcard Avatar
2 Jul 2021 12:32PM

Quote:It gets slated by virtually every critic.

well thatís the daily fail for you,
I wonder how many statues look like their subjects?
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altitude50 19 23.9k United Kingdom
2 Jul 2021 1:17PM
I have seen hours of film and hundreds of photographs of the princess over the years. I do not remember those huge shoulders. And the right arm/hand is possibly too long!?
Carabosse Avatar
Carabosse Plus
20 44.3k 270 England
2 Jul 2021 1:54PM
i think expectations were high. It looks dismal.
whatriveristhis Avatar
2 Jul 2021 2:45PM
It's absolutely dreadful. Flat lifeless sentimental trash. She deserves better than that.
I suggest Rank-Broadley do the 'honourable thing.'
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16 4.6k 2635 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2021 4:31PM
It reminds me of Father Stone's portrait of Father Ted.

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