Monday, February 19, 2007

Untold suffering



I did this relief on metal after a photo of a Spanish sculpture

10 comments:

glasshill said...

I think, your art is fascinating.

and you, absolutely Mexicano...!

skinnylittleblonde said...

How very beautiful...the details are phenomenal Picktor! You never cease to amaze me! P&L Picktor!

ps-I left a pretty long-winded comment back to your most recent comment:) TY.

skinnylittleblonde said...

Piktor~
Now that you have doubled-up on the images, I'll double up on my two cents! :)
Referring to the images as 'silver' and 'gold,' I have to say that they are equally beautiful.
The silver is shinier & seems to show greater detail, particularly in the bottome half. However, the'gold' seems old, aged and somewhat warmer, while still darker. They details of the abdomen area seem to really pop out. I like how the eyes show up, as if they are tear-lined in the 'gold' image, whereas they looked closed in the 'silver.'

Although I think I prefer the gold, I bet in person I'd opt for the silver.
Makes me think of an old saying... keep the silver, so shiny & new & hold the gold, tried & true. They're both keepers!

P&L, as always...

piktor said...

callooh, went over to your flick'r site and liked a lot of your photos. (I think I saw all of them!)

piktor said...

skinny, your second comment has convinced me that I have to take another shot. The ideal light for this particular image has to be diffuse, from two sides and with the camera I used for the golden image. The horse's photo is the first and only photo.

Enemy of the Republic said...

Wow. I lived in Spain and saw Jesus like this everywhere I went. But your work captures that suffering, especially the metal one.

piktor said...

Enemy, down here the really beautiful Christ renderings are carved in ivory by Filipino carvers and brought to Mexico through Acapulco. It figures since the Philippines was a Spanish colony. This particular sculpture was made by Montano, who was portrayed by Velasquez, no less.

glasshill said...

all of them?! how unbelievably flattering. (perhaps you can help me choose the 60 or so I must from the lot!)

but YOUR pictures here. just a different camera? I much prefer the deeper contrasts in the second (or bottom) photo, the darkness enhances the look of suffering, gives depth, and with the closer cropping, I get less of a feeling of Jesus floating (as he seems to be in the silver toned photo). Close up (as I can get) they almost appear as different rubbings.

it's amazing the difference a camera makes isn't it - my 2 are 20y & 23y old - but I like the pictures they take.

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