The "Museo Regional de Antropología e Historia" in La Paz focuses on the pre-Columbian inhabitants of the area. There were never very many of them -- the area is mostly brutal desert -- and they did not survive contact with the Europeans, so very little is known about them. They left, however, a large number of cave paintings throughout the peninsula. This massive cut-steel artwork that stands outside the Museo in La Paz echoes some of the motifs and figures from those cave paintings. I regret that I have not (yet!) been able to find the name of the piece or the artist who made it.
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mesutilgim (83018) 2013-08-19 12:31
Another nice modern art capture with good pov and perfect sharpness.
TFS and best regards
limielski (0) 2013-08-19 13:06
Do you speak polish? Thank you very much for your comment in my native language! :-)
Your composition is like abstract work, too. Well seen. Red and blue colours play perfect together. A very good POV. I like your image. Superb work!
mcmtanyel (12447) 2013-08-19 21:00
The colors are lovely, how could one go wrong with red, blue and white? Nifty shapes, interesting POV. TFS.
timecapturer (47980) 2013-08-20 6:13
love this! So simple yet it has a charm and impact all of its own. That is down to your superb execution and composition that is just perfect. Original and compelling imagery! Well done!
Noel_Byrne (23252) 2013-08-20 10:39
A nice tribute to the ancient cave paintings, and a very interesting way to interpret it in a modern placing. The combination of red and blue is always beautiful, but so much more so when its a cool sculpture that's the subject!
And as you mentioned on my monk with a bell, the joy of searching for details of a work and not finding them :) Sometimes Google is not always our friend.
Great shot, and I like the cool blur on the rope on left.
jcpix (13552) 2013-08-20 20:14
If you have any pictures of those cave paintings, I hope you decide to share them at some point...I would be interested in getting a look. I noticed one of your pictures showed a small group heading towards some, but didn't find any of them in particular in your gallery.
On to the photo at hand....I feel like we virtually get a three-for-one shot here, this is a great angle to display this work. The bold red color certainly makes its presence known as it fills a majority of the frame, but it's the transitional shades of blue seen through the cut-outs in contrast that grabs most of my attention. Is that sun glare off on the left side of this piece, or simple erosion of the paint from exposure?
I really like too that the depth of field has made for a blurred foreground portion of the rope, leading to sharp focus as it extends up, creating a layer of depth going into the image. The only downside is the unfortunate graffiti along the bottom which can't be cropped without losing "feet." Well, the telephone pole and wires are out of your control as well, but all in all a great presentation!
Take it easy,
fabbs99 (16163) 2013-08-20 21:15
Great colors in this shot.Bright and vivid.Very nice colors, light and composition. Superb execution as well as excellent presentation.TFS.
jhm (138214) 2013-08-21 4:19
An completely iron artwork with different figurines.
You took a very well picture, also with the wires against the blue sky, between the sculpture.
Sharpness and clarity are pleasant to look at.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
eldancer1 (27169) 2013-08-21 9:21
Metal sculptures seems to growing all over--we have a few of them on the Las Vegas streets and freeways. I like your pov and it has good details. Well done, tfs.
ACL1978 (7467) 2013-08-26 20:11
Hi Russ - just popping back into TE after a breather, and I'm happy to see this bright shot with great composition work, following the rope into the frame. The color contrast is really wonderful, the bright orange and bright blue complement one another perfectly. Interesting story behind it as well - we tend to hear only about the Aztec/Mexica and the Maya, so it's nice to see that there is work being done in remembrance of the more rural of Mexico's indigenous peoples. Thanks!
- Copyright: Russ Ham (EstudioChispa) (1902)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-12-17
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Nikon D5000, Nikkor 18-55mm AF-S 1:3.5-5.6G VR
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-19 11:42
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