The bandaged face of Igor Mitoraj's 1983 bronze sculpture "Testa Addormentata". It lies at the junction of Bank Street and Upper Bank Street at Canary Wharf in London, England. Yet another eye-catching and magnificent masterpiece from one of my favourite artists.
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lousat (98221) 2014-08-01 1:02
Hi Brian,The Italian title immediately caught my attention. And also this sculpture, really original, it looks like a mummy of an european man, great shot with impeccable detail and brilliant colors.Have a nice WE and thanks,Luciano
Royaldevon (43865) 2014-08-01 1:17
There's so much to see in London that we never have time to get to! I have never heard of this before, which is such a pity as it looks stunning!
I like how you have come in so close and made the sculpture fill the screen. We can appreciate the form and the patina with no distractions.
Have a great day,
snunney (107401) 2014-08-01 2:34
Reminds me very much of an Egyptian mummy but with a great deal more character to it! The composition is excellent, I like very much the close framing which concentrates the viewer's attention on the artwork. Excellent light and colours with wonderful detail. I feel as if I can stretch my hand out and touch it. Thanks for sharing.
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-08-01 2:43
This impressive sculpture fills the frame and packs a punch Brian. I like the detail and especially the softly reflected ambient light which adds form and volume to the piece. I shall have to do some research as I would like to learn more about the thoughts behind the work; it has a classical look and the title 'Sleeping Head' intrigues me.
annjackman (21903) 2014-08-01 3:00
This piece of sculpture is intriguing. The light has caught the bronze very well. I like the way that you have filled the frame with it and shown so much detail.
Kind Regards, Ann
emka (107671) 2014-08-01 3:02
Hi Brian, I also like all the works by Mitoray. They the streets very well. Even if they are all similar, you have no doubts who is the author, There are some differences that make them interesting all the time. Superb presentation/
WArm regrads MAlgo
jhm (160851) 2014-08-01 3:23
You shows us the bandaged face of Igor Mitoraj's 1983 bronze sculpture "Testa Addormentata" on a very nice way.
Sharpness and clarity makes these picture very lovely.
Very well composition.
Nice done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
tyro (26142) 2014-08-01 4:51
A quite magnificent "portrait" of this very fine bronze sculpture.
You have caught the beautiful light on this artwork so very well that we can see all the beauty and subtleties of shape and form within it as well as the glorious colours and reflections off its surface. I suspect that the light levels were less than good and there was probably quite a mixture of natural and artificial light, so you have coped with these difficulties very well to produce a perfectly exposed image with exquisite details and clarity.
rychem (43282) 2014-08-01 8:28
A sculpture to think, very original and beautiful artwork, sometimes it is good to stop and think, very well presented
Noel_Byrne (33714) 2014-08-01 11:48
I guess this must be an unusual sight to come across in the centre of the finance district, a wonderful work and very unexpected which is one thing I love in street art like this. Such anode subject, and your close up view allows us to see such fine detail in its creation and the beautiful colors of the metal work.
Thanks as always, have a great weekend
jjcordier (79297) 2014-08-01 22:46
Impressionné par cette tête géante de Mitiraj et le rendu de la matière que tu as su obtenir.Beau travail!
npecanhuk (78901) 2014-08-02 7:32
Interesting and attractive sculpture!
Beautiful with excellent sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
delpeoples (59844) 2014-08-02 7:38
Ciao dear Brian
Now this is an interesting sculpture alright. I love the textures and tones and of course the wonderful play of light on the bronze. Excellent use of the shallow depth of field too.
Have a wonderful weekend
ChrisJ (118817) 2014-08-08 3:17
The giant head reminds me of a mummified Egyptian queen swathed in bandages! Effective tight framing yet still with plenty of breathing space right around. I like the fine fg sharpness and contrasting shallow dof. The green hues reflected in the top add interest. Tfs!
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (49288)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-07-03
- Categories: Daily Life, Artwork
- Camera: Sony Alpha 850 DSLR, Sony 28-75mm F2.8 SAM
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/80 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-01 0:57