Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Fox And The Stork


Ceramic work distortion of Aesop's fable by Rafael Bordallo Pinheiro (1846-1905) on display at the gardens of the City Museum (Pimenta Palace), Lisbon

19 comments:

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

What an interesting statue. How do you pronounce Oeiras?!

Tamires said...

:)

Halcyon said...

Interesting...

TexWisGirl said...

interesting.

cieldequimper said...

The fact that it's ceramic amazes me! Incredible.

Sylvia K said...

A very realistic sculpture, JM, and a terrific capture as always!! Enjoy your weekend!

Stefan Jansson said...

I will have to Google that story.

ladyfi said...

Goodness - quite disturbing!

RedPat said...

It's amazing that the ceramics have lasted so well!

Lowell said...

I'm wondering if the fox is gonna close his jaw and drag the stork off or if the stork is gonna jam his beak down into the fox's belly 'causing the fox to break and run.

Fascinating piece. I guess I forgot the story.

Thanks for that great thingy you sent me. Deer me, that was funny! She's a Republican, by the way!

Kay said...

I agree with Red Pat! This piece looks contemporary and seems to be in good shape. . .especially for something that is outdoors.

Birdman said...

THIS is uncomfottable to look at for long.

Randy said...

I have never heard the fable I will have to look it up.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I read Aesop's fables earlier this year ... hadn't read it before, just absorbed a lot of the stories from other sources.

Regarding the Pelican's I had somehow thought they were everywhere like sea gulls ... now I am wondering if sea gulls are everywhere. I was surprised to find from a blog some time ago that the Pelicans are brown over in Florida whereas ours are white.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

A bit of a battle going on here Jm, will read the story to see who is the victor.

VP said...

An excellent detail!

Luis Almeida said...

Grande Artista da porcelana de uma linda fabula grande Foto

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

Fascinating, I am amazed that it is ceramic and out of doors, proves yo have no freeze/thaw problems :-).

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Que graça! Hi hi hi!