Sunday, April 8, 2012

The Naked Truth


Eça de Queiroz (1845-1900), the greatest Portuguese writer in the realist style, at downtown Lisbon.
This bronze statue is a replica. The original stone work was vandalized during Salazar's dictatorship and it's on display at the City Museum gardens.

20 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

This is all so expressive! The statue itself, the angle of your picture, the light... Great image!
Feliz Páscoa!
God bless you!
Cezar

Joan Elizabeth said...

I am not familiar with this writer and am wondering what this statue is about. Is it one of his book titles?

I tried to google it and got your blog post :-)

JM said...

@Joan: His writings are always characterized by a 'naked truth' and that is what the woman represents.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

The picture is good

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Linda composição!
Li "Os Maias quando andava na universidade e gostei muito!

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Andrew said...

Wonderful to see... thanks for sharing.

TexWisGirl said...

interesting art. i like your photo.

Lowell said...

Superb photography...great use of light and shadow.

Re Senor Queiroz...I'd say he had his hands in more things than books. What a shame some morons had to mess up the original sculpture!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Too bad about the senseless vandalism, although the bronze statue is very compelling.

VP said...

Glad that this was somewhat remade, it is a great work...

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful! And a terrific capture as always, JM! It's always so sad to read about the vandalism and the loss or damage to parts of our art/history. Hope your weekend is going well!

Sylvia

cieldequimper said...

A gorgeous shot JM, the lighting is incredible! Happy Easter!

Kay said...

I'm glad the sculptural image wasn't completely lost. This is a nice image - beautiful light.

RedPat said...

I haven't heard of this writer either. Great pic as usual!

Sharon said...

Beautiful statue in a very nice setting. I love the lighting in this photo!

Halcyon said...

The palm trees behind look like wings. They're naked angels. :)

Randy said...

Nice lighting on the statue and the palm tree.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Tres dramatic lighting JM, such a shame people just don't leave public property alone. Hopefully the original will be safer in the museum gardens. Hope that you're having a wonderful Easter break.

NixBlog said...

Great night shot, Jose. What a pity that the vandals attacked the original...

Francisca said...

A most unique statue to represent the authot and his naked truth!