Lest We Forget – ‘Sacrifice’
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Probably one of the most poignant and evokative sculptures I’ve seen. Didn’t want to enhance this via textures etc as I felt it should stand on its own out of respect. Not for sale – images from inside the memorial cannot be used for commercial purpose without consent.
Info below – it explains alot more about the controversial sculpture.
The ANZAC War Memorial is Sydney’s main commemorative military monument.
The main focus of the interior is Rayner Hoff’s monumental bronze sculpture (Sacrifice) of a deceased youth, representing a soldier, held aloft on his shield by three female figures, representing his mother, sister and wife. The male figure’s nudity was considered shocking at the time of the monument’s opening, and it is said to be the only such representation of a naked male form within any war memorial.
Designed by C. Bruce Dellit, completed in 1934 and adorned with monumental figural reliefs and sculptures by Rayner Hoff it is arguably the finest Art Deco public building in Australia.
The memorial is located at the southern extremity of Hyde Park on the eastern edge of Sydney’s central business district, and it is the focus of commemoration ceremonies on ANZAC Day, Armistice Day and other important occasions.
Camera – Nikon D90
Mostly as is – very minor adjustments to contrast, tone etc.