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Rights of Man 1

By pamelajean
Continuing with my sculptures series, though far less dramatic than my last one, this is one of the faces of the people in the "Rights Of Man" sculpture in Santo Domingo Square, Murcia, Spain. Also known as the Peace Monument, it's a monument to human rights, by one of the most important Spanish sculptors of his generation, Mariano Gonzalez Beltran, who has a wide international presence and imbues his work with “idealistic or humanist figuration”, quite unmistakeable in the contemporary art scene.
The statue consists of many bronze figures making a circle of life-sized standing linked men, women and children, and symbolizes a society living in harmony with the rights of man.
V2 shows the same woman, heavily pregnant, and V3 shows the whole monument, though only from one side of the circle. Some figures have faces, some do not.
Unfortunately, the square is very busy and has lots of restaurants, but I decided to leave the backgrounds as they were.
I'll be showing some more closeup detail next time.
Pamela.

Tags: Sculpture Statue Architecture People Monument Peace Human rights

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TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
7 Dec 2012 3:17PM
A very interesting and beautiful piece of work - a bit of a shame about the background! But certainly worth presenting to us here, Pamela, especially those wonderful tones and textures Smile
Trev Smile

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Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
7 Dec 2012 3:20PM
Excellent !! I love this - keep them coming !! I find V3 the most interesting with the child and woman realistic but the men with box features - that speaks volumes Smile
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
7 Dec 2012 3:25PM
Interesting sculptures Pamela.

Ken
Tibetan 4 3 England
7 Dec 2012 3:35PM
Not supposed to be on here at all! but just had to see your next one, eye is still giving me problems have to go Bye, great shots like all three, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
7 Dec 2012 4:05PM
A very pleasing monument, Pamela, now that's what I call a sculpture Wink. Carol
7 Dec 2012 5:14PM
Intriguing sculpture. Love the texture - and expression - in V1.

Lavina

Quote:Excellent !! I love this - keep them coming !! I find V3 the most interesting with the child and woman realistic but the men with box features - that speaks volumes Smile


Pam x
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
7 Dec 2012 5:26PM
Fine record shots of this impressive statue.

Albert
7 Dec 2012 5:41PM
Some fascinating Sculpture here Pam', nice compositions.

John Smile
zapar40 6 66 5 Wales
7 Dec 2012 6:34PM
superb captures, very interesting,
very good POV's and depth, i found that i did not notice the background until i read your intro.
ant.
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
7 Dec 2012 8:45PM
Very interesting Pamela. Great detail and the shadows work very well to enhance the features in V1.
Would like to see an image of the girl with the doll in V3.!!!!!
Brian.
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2012 12:05AM

Quote:Excellent !! I love this - keep them coming !! I find V3 the most interesting with the child and woman realistic but the men with box features - that speaks volumes Smile


Me too, love it for that.
NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2012 8:02AM
A wonderfully informative foreword Pamela, supported by three wonderful documentary photographs, each full with charm and character.

Regards Nathan
Well presented Pamela, good colours on the art work not easy to shoot with all the background and you did well here.

John
CaroleS Plus
6 424 3 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2012 3:08PM
They are very powerful sculptures - well captured.
Carole
carper123 Plus
5 943 8 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2012 4:44PM

Quote:A very interesting and beautiful piece of work - a bit of a shame about the background! But certainly worth presenting to us here, Pamela, especially those wonderful tones and textures Smile
Trev Smile


I agree entirly, well done, Pamela.
Darryl SmileSmileSmile xx.
8 Dec 2012 6:49PM
Nicely captured, with lots of detail, even in the shady parts.
Johanna
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
9 Dec 2012 12:01PM
Beautiful series of a beautiful monument Pamela.
Rende
canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2012 5:13PM
Beautiful series Pamela and well presented
Jim
BIGRY1 Plus
4 3 7 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2012 6:39PM
Cracking detail, especially on V1Grin
Ryan
10 Dec 2012 4:55PM
Nicely captured, V3 for me
bobsblues 6 10 2 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2012 6:17PM
Excellent captures .Smile
Rob
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2012 6:22PM
Pamela these show so much emotion..
so wonderfully thought out sculptures and make so much sense
after reading your words....you have captured the light
Beautiful a story of life
Lillian
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
11 Dec 2012 8:50PM
A fascinating set of sculptures Pamela, all beautifully crafted and photographed by your good self
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2012 2:56AM
excellent series of this fine sculpture pam.
regards
Yung
NeilWigan Plus
6 13 15 England
12 Dec 2012 6:47PM
I think he has got it right ,the only thing we should have as a right is to live in harmony with due consideration for others.anything else should be earned ,A Spanish thing ,Pamela even little villages usually have some kind of artwork on show.I have no problem seeing them in real situ.Good stuff.
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
13 Dec 2012 12:00PM
What a sculpture! Very good shots of it, Pamela, and I don't think the background distracts. It gives the sculpture context.

Andrew
nonur Plus
8 17 11 Turkey
22 Dec 2012 8:30AM
Well taken shots, great work, I love it!

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