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Eros Bendato

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 12 June 2014 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

Artist Igor Mitoraj is inspired by ancient cultures and particularly characters from Greek and Roman mythology. In this sculpture, the dismembered head of Eros, the Greek god of love and desire, lies on its side. The bandages that wrap Eros' face suggest that the eyes and mouth have been covered indicating that desires and ideas have been imprisoned. The bandages also symbolize two opposing views of the world - either that civilization is broken beyond repair, or that it is being held together despite destructive forces.

Photo captured in Citygarden in St. Louis, Missouri on May 4, 2014.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 125 36 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Strewth . . I'd not realized The Future was as bleak as this . . I think I'll stay in the Past !

12 Jun 2014 5:42am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

Love the "fallen" head, it really is a good work of art, letting the viewer make
his own mind as to the rhyme and reason of what has happened.

12 Jun 2014 6:40am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

art interpretation must always be free.

I think this is a good picture (and sculpture)

12 Jun 2014 7:05am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful photo ! A superb framing with the buildings . And very interesting !

12 Jun 2014 7:55am

Mohammad/Navvab from shiraz, Iran

What a strange statue
so great shot

12 Jun 2014 10:34am

claudie from le havre, France

Beautiful composition !!!!!!!!!!excellent !!!!!!!!!!!

12 Jun 2014 2:26pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A very interesting sculpture shot of this remarkable head. I like the idea of opposing forces being represented.

12 Jun 2014 2:49pm

franz from Baden, Austria

i saw his fascinating and disturbing sculptures in palma de mallorca some years ago and was as impressed with them as you seem to have been ...

12 Jun 2014 6:47pm

Abena from Illinois, United States

that truly is interesting! I like it a lot...the eyes as well !

12 Jun 2014 9:54pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A wonderful find and capture. I like this a lot.

12 Jun 2014 9:57pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This must be an imposing sculpture when seen up close. In comparison to the cars parked on the street, it is gigantic! A fabulous image and interesting description.

12 Jun 2014 10:43pm

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

Great cpture of the impressive sculpture ! Your description arouses my interest. Wonderful POV and nice light.
Have a nice day, Steven. :)

12 Jun 2014 11:23pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

nice composition and light! it is an impressive sculpture! this must be the same as found in Krakow, Poland...

13 Jun 2014 2:34am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

i'm sorry - i messed up the link - the correct one is here

13 Jun 2014 2:35am

@DarkElf: I love your perspective in your shot which gives the sculpture enormous size when comparing it to the building behind it.

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is great. I want it in my garden :-)

13 Jun 2014 3:04am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle scuplpute et tête et cet édifice en fond sueprbe.

13 Jun 2014 5:32am

Langevine from Angers, France

intéressante cette tête

13 Jun 2014 7:05am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Quite impressive - beautifully presented

13 Jun 2014 5:33pm

yo from Ile de France, France

Tu as retrouvé la tête de la "Victoire de Samothrace" ! :)
Une sculpture énorme !

14 Jun 2014 7:23am

omid from mashhad, Iran

A M A Z I N G !!!!!!!!!!!

16 Jun 2014 8:02pm