Cupid overthrown ...

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© Chris Armytage, Fine Art Photography, Daylesford, Victoria.


And now for something completely different LOL! Just needed a change of direction after a very stressful couple of weeks … so will leave you to contemplate whether this is any good or not (I’m totally undecided so please be honest) … while I take a few days break.

Last night’s wind saw Cupid’s overthrow,
Who, in the park’s most mysterious corner,
Would bend his bow in guileful laughter,
His aspect causing us to daydream so!

Last night’s wind toppled him! The marble
Shattered with dawn’s breath. It’s sad to see
His pedestal, with sculptor’s name a mystery,
Scarce legible in the shadow of an arbor.

Oh, it’s sad to see the empty pedestal
All bare! And melancholy fancies entering
Wander through my dream, where deep chagrin
Calls up a future solitary and fateful.

Oh, it’s sad! – And you feel it, yes, you too,
Touched by the sight, though your roaming eye
Toys with the gold and crimson butterfly
Skimming the debris on the pathway strewn.

Cupid Overthrown
(Fêtes Galants: L’Amour par Terre)

FEATURED in We Sell Art, 24 July 2011

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I used a stock image by ssdema for the woman in this image. The background is partly lifted from one of my own conceptual images, which was itself a blend of several photographs, all of it enhanced, using digital painting and brushes, as well as layering and editing in Photoshop CS3.


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