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The Naked Drummer

By pamelajean
One of the sculptures from the 'Rites Of Dionysus' exhibit at the Eden Project by the sculptor Tim Shaw. I liked the movement in the bronze statues and the shadow in this one.

Dionysus, Greek God of the vines, is a creature of mystery and the personification of nature itself in its wild, untamed state.
The Maenads, his followers, dance and writhe through the vines beating drums and sounding trumpets.
The Dionysus myths are perhaps the oldest, most fascinating and most powerful stories that linked mankind with the grapevines. The scenes of divine possession, madness, sacrifice and death present in the orgiastic rites echo the mayhem of the breakdown of civil order.

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Tags: Eden project Cornwall Mask Drummer Bronze sculpture Humour and fun Bodelva International visitor attraction Nude Dancer The Rites of Dionysus Tim Shaw

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JuBarney Plus
11 36 6 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2021 5:21PM
A sculpture I know well and I like your POV
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.5k 2563 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2021 6:21PM
Wonderfully dynamic angle (and shadow).
manicam 18 44 1 Canada
8 Dec 2021 6:23PM
I will like his shadow much more!

Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2021 7:16PM
Love the sculpture and the shadow cast...
Isabel GrinGrin
8 Dec 2021 7:23PM
Fascinating sculpture, and a fascinating write-up, am not versed in Greek mythology, it looks like an appropriate time to be viewing him!

Dave 🙂
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
8 Dec 2021 8:40PM
dudler Plus
19 2.0k 1966 England
8 Dec 2021 8:46PM
I'm not sure if it was those, though I think it was, that I saw in 2003. Definitely impressive.
8 Dec 2021 10:30PM
Great capture and a lovely place to visit.

mac Plus
21 14 Scotland
8 Dec 2021 11:30PM
A lovely introduction to a beautiful sculpture, which has been captured from the best angle to cast a shadow. I like how he is surrounded on left and top with greenery, and the right open area has the shadow in it.
Daisymaye Plus
14 25 24 Canada
8 Dec 2021 11:59PM
Fabulous shadow. Great pov.
ddolfelin 11 103 3 Wales
9 Dec 2021 9:40AM
CaroleS Plus
12 442 3 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2021 10:15AM
Your chosen pov really show cases the figure.
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
9 Dec 2021 10:26AM
A fine sculpture, and a great capture giving the sense of movement as he's rushing towards you, Pamela 😃👍🏻
Trev 😀
Fefe Plus
11 81 46 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2021 4:33PM
The shadows almost create a swimsuit!

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