Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Faith and Charity

Allegorical representation of Charity by Andrea Vaccà, LivornoOn the sides of the bust of the saint, above the former entrance of “San Gregorio Illuminatore”, stand the allegorical representations of Charity (viewer's right) and Faith (viewer's left).Allegorical representation of Faith by Andrea Vaccà, LivornoBoth the bust and the statues are works by Andrea Vaccà.

See also: Half a Church - Saint Gregory the Illuminator

18 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

VP, beautiful sculptures, nicely captured.

ρομπερτ said...

One is still able to feel the passion that must have went into their creation.

Please have a good Wednesday.

daily athens

Farmchick said...

They really evoke so much emotion.

Dreamer's Click said...

What a striking statue...beautiful

Alan said...

Beautiful statues, and photos!

Jack said...

They are wonderful, VP. I am glad you didn't rush away from yesterday's post. We needed to savor these two side statues.

Theanne and Baron said...

Hi VP, the statues are magnificent! "Faith" has a rather haunted facial expression ...I have enjoyed looking at both statues! Do you know if they're carved from stone? I was just thinking about the weight, of course no matter what they're made of they're heavy. Also do you know what the little "V" shaped wires are on the statues and the ledges?

Randy said...

Very classical looking.

Dina said...

Beautiful.
Is the single one Hope? Is it symbolic of something that Hope has lost her right hand? I hope not.

Traveling Hawk said...

Beautiful statues!

cieldequimper said...

Ah VP, these are magnificently rendered!

VP said...

@ Theanne - Those wires are anti pigeon spikes to avoid the perching of the birds on the statues.

Arianna said...

Ottimi scatti! Bello come la luce "lavora" le statue dando loro vitalità! Ciao, Arianna

joo said...

And both are great!

EG Wow said...

The details are great!

JM said...

Wonderful, both of them.

Theanne and Baron said...

VP...good idea about the pigeon wires...it apparently works quite well!

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful !!
What happened to 'Hope'? MB