Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Back By Popular Demand: The Getty Villa

You asked for more, so here is some more! I took these pictures at the Getty Villa.
These pieces fulfilled me, as someone who loves typography, animals and is fascinated with grace and the human body. The shepherd feeds his dog with his hand, isn't that a wonderful incarnation of our long lasting friendship with those creatures?

16 comments:

karina said...

Me encantan tus fotos!

nadia said...

magnificent!

nadia said...

magnificent!

raining sheep said...

Unbelievable sculptures.

Jennifer Elaine said...

BENJY agrees and is waiting to be fed by your pretty little hand VERY soon.

Anonymous said...

what artistry..
nancy

the traveler's soul said...

Paradoxe enigmatique
de la sculture,
d'un materiaux dur et froid
exprimer
la delicatesse
la sensualité
d'une main d'un corps
ou d'un visage

mansuetude said...

a beautiful text. the top image looks almost singed into something luminous.

Laura Neulat said...

Yet anoter set of great pictures of sculptures!

marie said...

beautiful! so graceful!

Lisa said...

Breathtaking.

Mary-Laure said...

PIERRE - ou d'un animal!

MANSUETUDE - exactly, it's odd and moving that so much light should radiate from such ancient a piece...

A World in a PAN said...

You put emotions in writing so well!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Wonderful post. This notable collection of reasures is incredible. The Greek inscription of the stone -for me who I can read it- is amazing!

Anonymous said...

Phivos, can you tell us about the greek inscription on the stone?

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Mary-Laure. The ancient greek greek inscription on the stone is obviously an epigraphy dedicated to... I can read only 3-4 words. Mind you that the originaal ancient greek writing didn't have spaces between the words! That was changed latter. If you have the whole picture I can translate it for you. Best regards.
Philip