Saturday, July 18, 2009

At Work

Men at work, bas-relief, LivornoThis bas-relief, on a building not far from where I live, shows some people working.
From left to right, you see a man boldly destroying something that looks like a work of art and, in the meantime, trying to kill with his pickaxe another man, who is probably trying to steal the ruins. The third man is carrying a beam so awkwardly that hits a fourth man in the head, which, in revenge, is clearly trying to hit him back on the feet with his shovel.

11 comments:

Nori said...

you realy have amazing imagination!

joo said...

I love your description! To be honest with you even more than the relief itself:)
Have a nice weekend!

Saretta said...

Excellent interpretation! LOL!

B SQUARED said...

I could not agree with you more. Perfect interpretation.

brattcat said...

Thank you, VP. That really got me laughing. I'll be giggling about your explication of this bas relief for the rest of the day. Very clever, my friend.

Jacob said...

I like the bas-relief; love your commentary. Have a great weekend!

Steffe said...

That is precisely what I saw!

Hilda said...

You got me laughing out loud again! ;)

Tinsie said...

Your descriptions are amazingly accurate :-p

James said...

You have quite an imagination and a this is a great inspiration.
I enjoy looking at these and often wonder what story is being told.

Clueless in Boston said...

There used to be an old tv show with three stooges who used to do this every Saturday morning. I've seen similar bas-reliefs but never knew what they were really doing.