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spider «Máman»

spider «Máman»
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Copyright: Jose m brito e silva (mbrito) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2013-09-04
Categories: Architecture, Artwork
Camera: Sony DSLR Alpha-700, carl zeiss distagon t* 24mm f2 za
Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 2013 moments II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-10-11 12:18
Viewed: 1547
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
With almost 9 meters tall, «Maman» is one of the sculptures by Louise Bourgeois that take as their subject the spider. Intended as a tribute to her mother, who was a weaver, Bourgeois's spiders are highly contradictory as emblems of maternity: they suggest both protector and predator - the silk of a spider is used both to construct cocoons and to bind prey — and embody both strength and fragility. Such ambiguities are powerfully figured in the mammoth «Maman», which hovers ominously on legs like Gothic arches that act at once as a cage and as a protective lair to a sac full of eggs perilously attached to her undercarriage. The spider provokes awe and fear, yet her massive height, improbably balanced on slender legs, conveys an almost poignant vulnerability.
You'll see it near Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.

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Ola jose
Your photo gives well the lines richeness of the place,
Good architecture with a good perspective and good b/w choice with great tones. Bravo
Um abraço

Bela foto José, como de costume. O que mais me encantou foi o ângulo que você adotou que consegue transmitir a sensação de movimento que a escultura transmite.
Um abraço,

Ciao Jose, fascinating B&W with fantastic sculpture, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2013-10-12 1:50]

Hi Jose,
I like the POV to capture this huge sculpture of the spider!
A good idea to include the man in the presentation to give us a sense of scale.
The monochrome conversion suits the subject.
Well done,

Francis xavier

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