The weight of eternity

By mrswoolybill
Tragedy in the face of a *caryatid, doomed to spend eternity supporting man's architectural folly.
* Atlas, telamon, take your pick...
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Sculpture Architecture Black and white Specialist and abstract Seaton Delaval Hall

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franken Plus
20 5.6k 4 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2020 8:16AM
Able to look in one direction for eternity and the sadness shows.

6 Jan 2020 8:28AM
He's just realized that if he catches a cold he's going to be in real trouble...
leo_nid 5 12
6 Jan 2020 8:48AM
Got an itchy nose? You could be about to hear bad out, it might be a warning of impending doom..
The image above is a good illustration and proof that superstitions do work
Jasper87 Plus
13 3.2k 162 England
6 Jan 2020 8:55AM
One of the muskateers.....Pathos maybe?Grin
viscostatic 16 50 11 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2020 9:16AM
He's looking quite good for his age.

6 Jan 2020 9:23AM
What a sad face but beautiful despite the boxing accident!
Saastad 3 16 17 Norway
6 Jan 2020 10:24AM
Great photo!
mac Plus
21 14 Scotland
6 Jan 2020 10:54AM
A caryatid I thought was a female figure? The bearded lady?? Joking apart a super image with a great title and lovely mono tones.
clicknimagine Plus
13 1.1k 105 India
6 Jan 2020 11:10AM
lovely shot and so your conversion...
mistere Plus
9 23 7 England
6 Jan 2020 11:17AM
Time weights for no man. Such a sad expression captured by the sculptor.
The eyes are remarkable. Nicely captured Moira.

mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2020 11:27AM
Thanks folks, and thanks to Dave for the UA - it pinged up just as I was logging back in.
Classical Greek caryatids were female, the Baroque period borrowed Atlas for the same architectural purpose - he is, I guess, rather more credible for holding up buildings. These, like all the sculptures at Delaval Hall, are less impressive sculpturally than they look, they are plaster moulded over a wire frame and the drapery is real cloth soaked in liquid plaster. You can see the internal structure where bits have dropped off...
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
6 Jan 2020 11:47AM
A very sad looking face, but a fine-looking sculpture, the detail brought out well in your capture, Moira 👍
Trev 😀
Vambomarbleye 5 153 14 Scotland
6 Jan 2020 12:03PM
He needs a nose-job, I know a good plastererSmile

saltireblue Plus
12 13.5k 83 Norway
6 Jan 2020 12:07PM
I thought the male figures were telamons, but if this one chooses, in these gender-confusing days to identify as a caryatid, then who are we to say otherwise.Wink
kaybee 18 8.5k 27 Scotland
6 Jan 2020 2:36PM
If he won - I would hate to see the other guy.
bliba Plus
17 1 2 Austria
6 Jan 2020 4:30PM
Wonderful bnw conversion
Herge88 15 40 6 England
6 Jan 2020 4:40PM
Very nicely framed and processed Moira, I like the space you have left for him to wistfully stare into.

Best Matt
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2020 5:11PM
Thanks everyone, and thanks to Ollie for adding his UA.
Mollycat Plus
9 21 2 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2020 5:31PM
Not for todays snowflake generation then.
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2020 5:51PM
And thanks to Somnath, and to everyone who has called in here today.
JuBarney Plus
11 36 6 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2020 6:01PM
A terrific interpretation of his expression, and capture.
kw 5 Germany
6 Jan 2020 6:48PM
Fine work and many details! KlausGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
chase Plus
17 2.5k 669 England
6 Jan 2020 6:56PM
He does need a 'nose job' Moira, poor lad.
LoryC 6 2 Italy
6 Jan 2020 10:28PM
Beautifully taken and great title.

Lory Smile
6 Jan 2020 10:32PM
Cracking image Moira and a great title. SmileSmileSmile
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2020 7:38AM
Thanks Lory and Graham for the UAs!
dark_lord Plus
18 3.0k 836 England
7 Jan 2020 12:26PM

Quote:architectural folly

Plenty of those to choose from Smile

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