Fountain Angel

I try not to get too much mileage out of other people’s work (sculptures, etc.), but every now and then I just can’t help myself. This piece, The Fountain Angel, 1902, by Italian sculptor Raffaello Romanelli was just too nice to pass up.

Although she appears to have sprung several leaks she’s really held up quite well!

About this image: digital photograph, moderately modified


38 thoughts on “Fountain Angel

  1. SO beautiful! Inky – I keep repeating myself w/ these comments, but seriously – your work is so good. WHY don’t you publish a book of photos to share w/ the world. I know people would buy it. I would for one!

    • Thank you so much Dishy – you are always far too kind!
      I really would like to make a book some day.
      It seems if I can keep working at it my results will get better, and hopefully, someday, I’ll have enough decent ‘stuff’ to put one together.

    • Thank you very much, J.G.
      It’s interesting on how the mood I’m in has such a dramatic effect on how I edit/process/print something…
      on another day I can see this one going in a completely different direction.

  2. Beautiful! I love the lighting/shadow/contrast. It’s kind of a hidden gem at the Botanical Garden… I never really noticed it before, but the more I look at this photo the more interesting/lovely it seems.

  3. I, on the other hand, try to get as much mileage as possible from the work of others. Of course, by ‘the work of others’ I am including anything that is made by human hands. Almost anywhere you point your camera will be revealing someone’s ‘work.’ I do know what you mean though. And it’s a damn fine shot you’ve made.

    • I tend to shy away from photographing sculpture, paintings, etc. (probably because I had photo instructor who was always on my case for it being ‘to easy’). You make a darn good point, though… buildings, bridges, cars… pretty much anything and everything has ‘done been built by somebody’!
      Thank you very much, Mr. J!:)

  4. This reminds me so much of the cover of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. I’m not sure angel sculptures are automatically supposed to seem horror-movie-esque to me, but they really do.

    I mean, um, nice pic.

    • I’ve never read the book (shameful, I know), but I really enjoyed that movie. AND I’ve always really liked that ‘Bird Girl’ sculpture… there’s just… something intriguing about it. 🙂

  5. I saw that someone said this looks like Lady of the Water in Cincinnati. I’m from Cincinnati, and I couldn’t agree more! I think the one in Cincy is a little more epic, though. Anyway, nice post!

    • Yeah, Bearman noticed that as well – you should check out his site if you haven’t yet… he’s a talented and interesting dude!
      Thanks so much for stopping by and your kind words, Justin – I really appreciate it! 🙂

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