Weathered Bronze—The Victor

Weathered Bronze—The Victor :: Black and white photograph of public art - Artwork © Michel Godts

Posted in:  Public Art  

Tags:  isolated from background  |  manipulated  |  portrait  |  statue  |  black & white  |  square format  

Contemporary photographic rendition of a bronze statue by Belgian sculptor Julien Dillens (1849–1904): Le Laurier (The Laurel). Created as an allegory for glory in victory, it represents a victorious man supported by the large wings of an eagle. I believe that the figure originally held a laurel branch in his right hand.

Created circa 1894–1898, the statue is part of an installation at the Jardin Botanique de Bruxelles in Belgium.

In this photographic artwork the background is removed to focus on the elegance and craftsmanship of the statue, and a high contrast treatment highlights the unique bronze decay pattern. The photograph is recomposed into a white square space to give the artwork a very contemporary look, in contrast to the statue that was created at the end of the 19th century. (September 2015)

Part of my “Weathered Bronze Statues” series.

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