Staglieno cemetery, Genoa - Italy
Detail of the Valente Celle Tomb, 1893
Sculptor: Giulio Monteverde (Bistagno, Alessandria, 1837 - Roma 1917)
The funeral monument called "Eternal Drama" represents a real Dans macabre, the futile attempt of life to escape the inevitable embrace of death.
The sculptor Giulio Monteverde underlines, in this sculpture, the contrast between the sensuality of the beautiful young woman who personifies Life (caught in the moment in which , wearied by the vain struggle, she is about to surrender herself to the terrible spectre who has chosen her as his prey) and the rigid impassiveness of Death which seizes her.
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tyro (20696) 2012-01-14 17:13
First of all, Welcome to TrekEarth!
I hope you will enjoy this site as much as I have for the past five years. I have made many friends, some of whom I have actually met face-to-face, and have learned a lot about the art of photography, especially with regard to composition.
I like this picture even although it does have a macabre tone to it. I would like to see a picture of the whole sculpture too, but this detail is wonderful.
The lighting is excellent and we can see the textures of the stone beautifully, especially on the arm and hand of the young woman which is being grasped by the cold hand of Death. Lovely colours, perfect exposure and excellent details and sharpness.