I will take Him away

WalnutHill

La Plata, United States

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Detail of the sculpture:
Rabboni
Gutzon Borglum (sculptor of Mt. Rushmore)
memorial of Charles Ffoulke
1909
Bronze
190 cm × 94 cm × 94 cm (75 in × 37 in × 37 in)

Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, DC.

I love the way the bronze is oxidizing here and “destroying” the beauty of the Magdalene’s face. It has created the impression of tears that were certainly on her face in reality. Some would say that it makes her ugly, but I would argue that those people should look at Donatello’s amazing sculpture of The Penitent Magdalene from 1455, and understand that her physical beauty was entirely secondary to her spiritual beauty!

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