Been out for a couple of days and was spending time with family. I was in San Francisco yesterday and took some great photos to work with. This photo was taken in San Francisco at the Legion of Honor Museum. This art work is the “Holocaust Memorial” just outside the museum and faces the ocean. I would have liked to present the whole memorial but the sun was way too bright at the time. So this is what I came up with. What do you think?
Below is a brief history of this art work and can be found at the following web address: http://timelines.com/1984/george-segal-completes-the-holocaust-memorial-at-california-palace-of-the-legion-of-honor
George Segal's public sculpture, "The Holocaust," sits in Legion of Honor Park in San Francisco overlooking a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean. Often visitors find the sculpture an unexpected intrusion on the view, and an unfriendly reminder to one of the most significant genocides of the 20th century. Segal's outwork work is executed in bronze and painted white. It has been the subject of graffiti, but Segal mentioned, at a 1998 conference at Notre Dame University, that he did not find this a problem since graffiti was a reminder that problems of prejudice have not been solved.
The Holocaust Memorial at California Palace of the Legion of Honor is a Holocaust memorial in San Francisco, California. The memorial was made out of bronze and later painted in white by George Segal. The memorial is overlooking San Francisco Bay.
One of the bodies resembles Christ, who was just taken of the cross. Another body of a woman is holding an apple in her arm. Both of the statues symbolize connection between Jews and Christians since Biblical time and during the Holocaust. Jesus was a Jew and suffered as they did. The only standing man might have been the sculptor representation of Margaret Bourke-White's famous Life Magazine 1945 photograph of the liberation of Buchenwald.
The memorial was vandalized many times. The graffiti with swastikas inside the Star of David’s were painted. The red paint was spread over the statues. Segal himself said the continued vandalism is a good reminder that a problem with anti-Semitism has not been solved yet.
Have a great Easter Vacation...........Buddy
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mesutilgim (67960) 2012-04-07 16:14
Nice capture of this memorial.
Good pov and good layout.
Hopefully the mankind shall get necessary lectures from this and similar meorials.
TFS and a happy Easter to you.
pajaran (36224) 2012-04-07 23:49
Dobar tekst ...
Dobar snimak, kompozicija i prikaz lepim boajama.
Umetnici stvaraju a mi uzivamo u njihovim radovima.
Imajte lep dan za odmor, sve najbolje.
Good article ...
Good shot, nice composition and display boajama.
Artists create and we are enjoying their work.
Have a nice day of rest, all the best.
claudeD (24173) 2012-04-08 7:28
Hello Buddy ,
Very good contribution to TE. Very fine picture with a good composition and excellent clarity. I like your informative note very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Noel_Byrne (7352) 2012-08-19 8:32
This is a wonderful, and tragic image. Your composition to have the statues head against the bright sun is brilliant, and the emphasis on the hand against the barbed wire is elegant and touching. Thank you also for your excellent note that explains what this is, it goes with the image well to enhance the feeling of tragedy here.
Thanks for sharing.