Monday, October 3, 2011

Tug of War

Tug of war, bas-relief, gym, via Bosi, LivornoI am not sure when the “Cassa di Risparmi” gym in “Via Bosi” was built, but it was probably when tug of war was still an Olympic sport (1900-1920).Greco-Roman wrestling, bas-relief, gym, via Bosi, LivornoThe facility, almost adjacent to the church of “San Benedetto”, was mainly used by local schools without a gym, but surely not for Greco-Roman wrestling...Archery, bas-relief, gym, via Bosi, Livorno...or archery.

16 comments:

ρομπερτ said...

strength, throughout all these ages. great mean to measure time. please have a good new week.

Luis Gomez said...

These are really nice VP.

Randy said...

These are great. I like the archery one.

Farmchick said...

Wonderful artistic figures.

Jack said...

The first two scenes make sense, but would archers really shoot their arrows from such a position? Anything for art . . .

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Well captured VP and perfect sculptures for a gym building! They were too muscly back then!!

Dina said...

Quite the muscles!
No kidding, tug of war was in the Olympics?!

Traveling Hawk said...

Nice basssorilievos.

joo said...

They are great! I like the first one most.

brattcat said...

isn't it amazing how much energy an artist can convey with a chisel?

Cezar and Léia said...

They are all beautiful!
Very well elaborated and artistic "sbalzato"!I hope the word is correct! :)
Hugs
Léia

Kaori said...

Oh those muscles excite me! I love watching the Olympics...but had no idea the tug-a-war was an Olympic sport! Fun trivia :D

EG Wow said...

Beautiful carvings. Exquisite workmanship.

Halcyon said...

Interesting details here. Your city has so much history.

Gunn said...

Nice work(out) !!
Looks a bit like the style you will find in Oslo at "Vigelandsparken".
I like your arty posting!:)

JM said...

These are really great! Kind of Art Deco look, right?