E.J.Wilkins

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Men in conversation - bronze


This was amazing!

On a walkway close to the river in - Tomar - is this wonderful bronze of two elderly men having a natter.

Taking any pictures that particular day was a challenge in itself, the sun was bright and temperatures were in the mid-thirties Celsius.

I hadn't got a polarizer with me, so this was the best I could do.

When it came to editing, I first thought I should try to show the whole sculpture, but getting in close shows the intimacy and companionship of these men. They look as if they have been friends all their lives.

I'm still trying to find out the name of the sculptor, whoever they are they deserve to be famous. The detail is superb, even down to the shoelaces.
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Tomar


Men in conversation - bronze


This was amazing!

On a walkway close to the river in - Tomar - is this wonderful bronze of two elderly men having a natter.

Taking any pictures that particular day was a challenge in itself, the sun was bright and temperatures were in the mid-thirties Celsius.

I hadn't got a polarizer with me, so this was the best I could do.

When it came to editing, I first thought I should try to show the whole sculpture, but getting in close shows the intimacy and companionship of these men. They look as if they have been friends all their lives.

I'm still trying to find out the name of the sculptor, whoever they are they deserve to be famous. The detail is superb, even down to the shoelaces.
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comments (9)

I agree with you Ellie. This is a beautiful sculpture, and very lifelike.
You rose to the challenge very well.
EJWilkins: It was the sort of thing you could sit and look at for ages, unfortunately it wasn't in the best of positions to take a picture
I like the notion of everyday things (like two blokes having a chat) bering immortalised. It doesn't all have to be images of heroes
EJWilkins: Looking at it was a bit voyeuristic, as if we were intruding a bit or listening in to an animated private conversation between old friends. Quite special to see.
  • Brian Walbey
  • England - In catching up mode
  • 16 Dec 2008, 11:21
Great piece of sculpture Ellie and very nicely presented.
EJWilkins: Thanks Brian smile
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Dec 2008, 20:27
thanks for the heads up on this picture - I would have hated to have missed it in all the SC server nonsense. It is a charming piece of sculpture, just the sort of thing I like to shoot myself. Love that expression!
EJWilkins: Whoever the sculptor was, and Mike suggests it was Juan Munoz, the talent is amazing. The expressions were so perfectly captured, which must be so difficult to achieve
  • blackdog
  • The White Room
  • 16 Dec 2008, 22:33
I don't know for sure, but pretty certain it is by Juan Munoz. He did several conversation pieces - it was one of his themes and it looks very much like his work. He had an exhibition at the Tate last year, died tragically young. If its not him then it is someone working in his style. ;o)
EJWilkins: I've had a quick look Mike, can't find anything much online. The one picture I've been able to find certainly looks similar in style to this one. Would it be surprising to find his work in a park?
Goods details in statues!
  • Tracy
  • Staffs England
  • 17 Dec 2008, 07:54
Wonderful Ellie it really is well sculpted, the detail is awesomesmile
Wonderful Ellie. The details are superb!
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 17 Dec 2008, 23:51
Great sculpture,well captured

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