Black & White Sunday: Expression

Hello everybody!

Today you are asked to post a photo of an expression. We can talk about human expressions (emotional), or behavioural expressions in animal (those can be hilarious), or any kind of expression that comes to your mind. What you can see below is a part of the sculpture by the most famous Croatian sculptor Ivan Meštrović that I showcased before here.

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If you want to participate in Black & White Sunday photo challenge, make sure to:

  • make a photo post in black and white before next Sunday 6 November

  • link it to this challenge post and tag it   #blackandwhitesunday

  • leave me your links in the comment section bellow.

Please, check out the entries for this challenge. There are some wonderful contributions:

https://travelwithintent.com/2016/10/30/other-mermaid-havrue-copenhagen-carl-nielsen-black-diamond/

https://suejudd.com/2016/10/30/black-white-sunday-expression

http://lessywannagohome.blogspot.hr/2016/10/greeting-sun.html

https://dailymusing57.com/2016/10/30/black-white-sunday-expression

https://tishfarrell.com/2016/10/30/expressions-of-power-secular-and-spiritual/

https://unavistadisanfermo.wordpress.com/2016/10/31/expression

https://attaleuntold.wordpress.com/2016/10/31/black-and-white-sunday-expressions

https://mostlymonochrome.wordpress.com/2016/10/31/furry/

https://teepee12.com/2016/11/02/what-a-face

Black and White Sunday: Sculpture

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Break it down in the world of secrets

 

My example for today’s sculpture theme is an alchemist sitting at the doorstep of a cafe in Bratislava. He was at the point of explaining one of his theories while I was passing by. Follow my lead, if you will, and post a photo(s) of a sculpture in black and white. Do it today or over the next six days. Happy Sunday!

 

 

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Look at the participants’ entries by clicking on the titles bellow:

 

Sculpture by Debbie

Sculpture by Ese

Sculpture by Klara

Sculpture by Middleton Road

Sculpture by Candy

Sculpture by Linda

Sculpture by DM

Sculpture by Tish

Sculpture by Susan Judd

Sequel sculpture by Tish

Sculpture by Francesca

Sculpture by Lynne

Sculpture by Lori

Sculptures by Jo

Thursday’s Special: Symbolism

 

Four couples in love, a baby and an old man are shown as bronze figures surrounding a fountain in the centre of Zagreb.

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The sculpture, whose life-size statues are evocative of Rodin’s work, shows movement and continuum of the cycle of life. Paired human figures are embracing the well, the source of life with joy and carelessness, driven by love, life’s greatest mystery and its ultimate purpose.  

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 The central figure in Meštrović’s masterpiece is the old man at the end of his life who is contemplating the accumulated water (the life he lived) with regret.

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Ivan Meštrović, the most renowned Croatian sculptor and one of the world’s greatest sculptors of the 20th century, created his “Well of Life” (Zdenac života in Croatian) while still a student in 1905. In 1912 the sculpture was placed on the square before the building of the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb where it still stands.

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This post is my response to guest challenge themed “symbolism” and hosted by Madhu. Please see her post and join her for this exciting challenge. Happy Thursday everyone!

 

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Click on the links bellow to see the entries for this challenge:

Proud Kiwis

Symbolism by Klara

Tulip Festival in Istanbul

 Taj Mahal

Il Duomo di Milano

Catharsis

 The symbolic equipment

The Giant CITGO Sign

Black & White Sunday: Playtime

I found these two sexy flippers in front of the Tower Bridge in London. The weather was lousy, but I guess you can’t tell from this B&W shot.

Sunday is the day when I usually post my B&W shots, but it is also the time when I visit the Cardinal’s second blog to see his latest Sexy Sunday post.

 

 

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You can grab my Black & White Sunday widget and join me. Show me your B&W photos regardless of the theme.

 

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Work of Art

Art is a bridge across eras, cultures, and lifetimes.

Leo Tolstoy

 

 

This allegorical sculpture of Africa by William Theed is part of Albert Memorial commissioned by Queen Victoria in memory of her beloved husband (Kensington Gardens, London)

Allegorical sculpture of Africa by William Theed, part of Albert Memorial commissioned by Queen Victoria in memory of her beloved husband (Kensington Gardens, London)

More works of art here.

Black & White Sunday: Lying down

 

Aristide Maillol: Jeune fille alongee

Aristide Maillol: Jeune fille alongee

If you have any black and white photos you wish me to check out and link to my Black & White Sunday, please leave me a link. You can also grab the widget:

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This post is related to the Cardinal’s Greek Sexy Sunday.

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