Monument aux Morts - Monument to the Dead (Detail)

Zeanana

Neutral Bay, Australia

  • Available
    Products
    12
  • Artist
    Notes
  • Artwork Comments 1

Cases & Skins

Wall Art

Home Decor

Bags

Stationery

Artist's Description

What I admired most about Pere Lachaise was the sculptors’ abilities to show such deep emotion in stone.
Many statues at Pere Lachaise gave me the feeling, the stone itself could weep, or on occasion even laugh with joy.

I keep trying to put statues and their emotions into the best light, to tribute to the sculptors, to show them my respect and admiration. I would love very much to honour each statue with the name of its maker.
Unfortunately, not always the makers have left trails of who they were and why they did this or that to a statue.

This one is different. This is a detail of the “Monument aux Morts” -Monument to the Dead. It was done by Albert Bartholomé in 1895.
Its base depicts one large female figure watching over a seemingly sleeping couple (holding hands, faces drawn together). On their laps rests one child.
The base alone holds so much detail and feeling, so I shot mostly parts of the monument, though the whole statue deservs reverence.

I will not post the whole series here, as this detail is my favourite part of it. The couple, set in stone, lovingly holding hands. Comforting and yet accompanying and giving warmth to each other.

Further information about Albert Bartholomé and his life can be found here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Bartholom%C...

Artwork Comments

  • photogenique
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10% off

for joining the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.