Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Exile

L'esule (The Exile) by Temistocle Guerrazzi“L'esule” (The Exile) is a sculptural group made around 1840 by the sculptor Temistocle Guerrazzi (Livorno 1806-1884). The work shows an exile ready to cross the border, in the sad act of leaving his family to seek refuge abroad.L'esule (The Exile) by Temistocle GuerrazziThe statue was bought by our Municipality in 1889 and was placed in the front yard of the “Gherardesca” compound in 1904.

See also: Istituto “Pietro Mascagni” - Benefactors' Room

15 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

This sculpture is so pretty VP.

ρομπερτ said...

For sure contemporary, from nearly two thousand years ago.


Once again, many concratulations upon the second year. Please have a good Wednesday.

daily athens

Randy said...

That is a beautiful sculpture.

Jack said...

VP, I like both ways you chose to present it, the close-up so we can see the details, and the distance shot with the repetitive windows above and the dense trees framing it. Nice compositions.

Farmchick said...

A beautiful sculpture that shows so much emotion.

Small City Scenes said...

This sculpture speaks volumns. So sad--it shows. I must research this. MB

cieldequimper said...

Good rendition of the heartbreaking exile means. I love the general view.

MaCoBra said...

Nice sculpture...

Cezar and Léia said...

This sculpture is so expressive, the baby in mommy's arms are so beautiful, the emotion from it,wonderful indeed!
Léia

Dina said...

So touching, so sad. Exile is hard, in whatever century or land.

joo said...

Impressive sculpture indeed. I agree with Dina, very touching!

Kaori said...

The expression on his face is so fierce! Very moving sculpture.

JM said...

I really like the compositions, VP! Glad you posted both.

EG Wow said...

There so much emotion in that statue!

Francisca said...

The same sad statue could be sculpted today for the many migrants all over the globe who leave their families and home to go earn a better life for them abroad. Very evocative.