Hart & Soul

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It's Monday

 

Giving new meaning to "Hold your head up high!"  :)

(statue of Perseus holding the head of Medusa in Florence, Italy)

 

 

 

It's Monday

 

Giving new meaning to "Hold your head up high!"  :)

(statue of Perseus holding the head of Medusa in Florence, Italy)

 

 

 

comments (26)

a stunning shot, Ginnie. although this shot/view has probably been done countless times, your take on it is unique.
Ginnie Hart: Most kind of you, Ayush!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 29 Jul 2019, 01:47
He seems well-endowed in most areas, Ginnie, but will need to be a little careful with that sharp knife or me may end up circumcised.
Ginnie Hart: I knew I could count on you, Ray, for such a comment. smile
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 29 Jul 2019, 02:33
Great title! Beautiful statue!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Bonnie.
  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 29 Jul 2019, 03:12
Beautifully captured! It's presented well with your black background!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Steven. The original background was too distracting for me!
Magnifique statue, j'aime beaucoup.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Martine.
smile Or someone else's! smile
Great image - I really like how you've blacked out the background!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Elizabeth, and thank you. As I told Steven, the original background was too distracting for me.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 Jul 2019, 06:03
Because the gaze of Medusa turned all who looked at her to stone, Perseus guided himself by her reflection in a shield given him by Athena and beheaded Medusa as she slept. He then returned to Seriphus and rescued his mother by turning Polydectes and his supporters to stone at the sight of Medusa's head.

Quite a busy day he had then..
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for adding these extra details, Chris, to round out the story! smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 29 Jul 2019, 06:22
This turned out incredible. It has a 3D feel over it. You did a great job here, Ginnie. I know how much time it took you...and it is quite the story (I read the comment from Chris)
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Astrid, for your support. When I am able to make the photo do what I see, I am quite happy, as you know.
Excellent on this black background which highlights the details of this superb statue
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Marie. I was glad to make it look the way I saw it in my mind's eye.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 29 Jul 2019, 06:44
Donatello? A wonderful sculpture despite the cruel theme!
Ginnie Hart: Actually, Philine, I had to Google your question and found out it is Benvenuto Cellini in the period 1545–1554.
Très belle prise de vue , cette sculpture est vraiment très belle !
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Claudine. A beautiful statue in spite of its cruel theme, as Philine has stated.
beautifully done Ginnie. The skill of the sculptor is amazing
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Bill. And I so agree about the sculptor...Benvenuto Cellini.
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 29 Jul 2019, 07:52
Bravo
JP
Ginnie Hart: Indeed, JP.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Jul 2019, 08:16
I don't know why scupltors of a certain period in history like portraying the naked human form but I think I would have preferred to see Perseus wearing some underpants at least smile
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! When our guide got to this piazza with all the sculptures, Alan, she immediately said this was a period in time all about male power. So, there you have it!
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 29 Jul 2019, 08:19
I never liked Perseus from my childhood when I studied the constellations in the heavens Ginnie. I do t know why but I thought him a scary figure.
Ginnie Hart: The more you hear about this story, Chad, the scarier it gets, so I totally agree.
Pas très pacifique mais jolie oeuvre.
Bonne journée Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Not very peaceful or pleasant, indeed, Pascale. Merci.
woah... gory statue lol... there's a leg at his feet!!

i shouldn't be laughing lol
Ginnie Hart: No, you shouldn't be laughing, Elaine. grin
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 29 Jul 2019, 10:30
He doesn't even look happy for killing her ...

Excellent conversion and presentation. Actually I will add it to my likey's.
Ginnie Hart: Most kind of you, Louis. When I saw this, I could picture the black background and was happy I could make it happen.
OMG I still remember this story.
I found Greek myth so fascinating as a little child back in Malaysia.
Lots of killing, fighting etc.
The blood and gore, yeah. smile
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! And no nightmares, LC????
I like the contrast and drama. Friendship
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ruthie.
A new theme? Monday is beheading day?
Ginnie Hart: I sure hope not, Tom!
Very good presentation Ginnie, they didn't do very nice things to each way back then did they!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Brian, and NO!
You did an excellent job with this Ginnie. It is even more striking.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Mary.
Something she said...? Nicely presented Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Makes me want to go back and read the story again, Frank. Thanks.
  • Mvdfotokraam
  • Netherlands
  • 29 Jul 2019, 18:36
Maar wel ten koste van anderen smile lol ;-0
Maar een mooi beeld is het wel !!
Ginnie Hart: The stories they can tell, Marjolein!!! Bedankt.
  • willy
  • BelgiĆ«
  • 30 Jul 2019, 16:35
dat was even schrikken Ginnie..

bijzonder mooi met deze zwarte achtergrond

have a nice day
Ginnie Hart: The stories they could tell from back then, Willy, are not for children's bedtime books! HA!

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