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A Mid-Week Break

 

Marvel at someone's craftsmanship.

(choir marquetry of Fra Giovanni, who worked from 1477-1501, in the Santa Maria in Organo church, Verona, Italy)

 

 

 

A Mid-Week Break

 

Marvel at someone's craftsmanship.

(choir marquetry of Fra Giovanni, who worked from 1477-1501, in the Santa Maria in Organo church, Verona, Italy)

 

 

 

comments (28)

  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 18 Apr 2018, 01:36
very ornate

photographed nicely
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sherri.
The repetition is attractive in this, Ginnie. Nicely done.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Frank. It's the vanishing point perspective that is always so magical for me.
I am constantly amazed by what some people can do with their hands and a few simple tools.
A wonderful shot.
Ginnie Hart: Bingo, Michael. Marquetry has always fascinated me because of furniture my family of origin inherited from my maternal grandparents.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Apr 2018, 04:10
I think that was the most incredible marquetry, Ginnie. What a gift and patience that man had. I love your presentation.
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Astrid. The thing that was most surprising was how MUCH there was of it, also in the sacristy.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Apr 2018, 04:44
a wonderful image with an excellent treatment! Did you take seat here? I am visiting today two very religious places in Belgium.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Philine, and NO, we did not even try to sit down there. We were too busy taking photos! But now that you mention it, I wonder if sitting was allowed???
That is amazing... and such a beautiful photograph! I love the lighting!
Ginnie Hart: Amazing craftsmanship, Elizabeth. Thank you.
  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 18 Apr 2018, 05:50
Yes...it is wonderful!
Ginnie Hart: They don't make 'em like this today, do they, Ray!
J'aime beaucoup le traitement de ce cliché. Bien sympa et graphique dans la perspective.
Bonne journée Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Pascale. It's quite the place.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 18 Apr 2018, 06:27
Yes indeed Ginnie. When wood is worked well it's worth stopping to look at
Ginnie Hart: Indeed so, Chris!
  • Martine
  • France
  • 18 Apr 2018, 06:51
Très jolies décorations pour ces bancs
Ginnie Hart: Incredible workmanship, Martine. Merci.
On faisait vraiment de belles choses ...j'adore ces sculptures Bonne journée ..
Ginnie Hart: "Those were the days, my friend, we thought they'd never end!"
Wat heb je deze mooi bewerkte kerkbank prachtig rond op de foto gekregen.
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Marjolein. You would have loved this place.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 18 Apr 2018, 07:31
What strange winged creatures that are carved Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Chad. Do you suppose they are meant to inspire the choir members?
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Apr 2018, 07:48
Exquisite work working here. I'd struggle to do one, never mind repeat it many times.
Ginnie Hart: Agreed, on all counts, for myself as well, Alan...even though I do quite enjoy intricate work like this.
That is just wonderful Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 18 Apr 2018, 11:36
you know what those look like???? they look like the locusts with scorpion tails and human faces that got let out of the bottomless pit in revelation!!! ugh lol i scare easily i guess
Ginnie Hart: Or your imagination is way too vivid, Elaine?? grin
Your presentation cannot be improved upon in any way Ginnie, and what magnificent carving of those seats from days gone by. You must do the same as I have told Elizabeth to do today and put this in your 'My Best Images' folder.
Ginnie Hart: Most kind of you, Brian. You sure know how to make me feel good. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 18 Apr 2018, 15:14
I am marvelling at this craftsmanship. Given that this is in a church, then those dragons are supposed to be angels. Well crafted, none the less.
Ginnie Hart: It really was a joy to see in real life, Louis! Thanks.
The ornamentation stands out so well with your treatment.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Mary.
Your point of view is superb. I like the ancient feel of the light and tones. AMazing details. Thanks for sharing. Friendship
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ruthie.
Amazing stuff!
Ginnie Hart: Even more so in real life, Tom!
  • Ayush Basu
  • Venlo, Netherlands
  • 18 Apr 2018, 18:41
i love your angle which shows off this ornate carving and assembly, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 18 Apr 2018, 19:27
Incredible craftsmanship indeed!! Great use of lighting to highlight the etching on the panels!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Steven. You'd have a heyday there.
Sphinxes?
I don't think I have seen any of them in English churches before.

How interesting!?
Ginnie Hart: I know, LC. Makes you wonder what the artist was thinking.
Marveling...and this is GORGEOUS!
Ginnie Hart: You see so much incredible craftsmanship in the countries you visit, Robin, and I marvel, too. Thanks.
Fine compo...
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Larry.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Apr 2018, 01:10
I love your treatment of these wonderful carvings.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Cherry. (Still do not have a good link for you when you leave these comments. So glad I have your good link on file.)
The eye is lost beyond the image following the line of the sculptures.
Ginnie Hart: Indeed so, Claudio!

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