Monday, January 13, 2014

Madonna dei Popoli

Madonna dei Popoli, Our Lady of the Peoples by Paolo Grigò, port of Livorno
The other half of this blog has convinced me to rewrite this post because it was too negative, so I will try it again, more blandly. This is the statue of the “Madonna dei Popoli” (Our Lady of the Peoples), by the Pisan sculptor Paolo Grigò.
Madonna dei Popoli, Our Lady of the Peoples by Paolo Grigò, port of Livorno
The sculpture, placed on a basement at the entrance of the port of Livorno, was unveiled last September in a formal ceremony.
Madonna dei Popoli, Our Lady of the Peoples by Paolo Grigò, port of Livorno
A final shot of the statue against the stern ramp of the passing “Eurocargo Malta”.

See also: The Scaffolding

11 comments:

Michelle said...

A welcoming figure.

Jack said...

Whenever we are too negative, it is helpful to have someone to tell us to lighten up!

Randy said...

She's beautiful.

cieldequimper said...

Well now, this couldn't be more bland! I like the pedestal best...

Gunn said...

This is GREAT. I like the details on the sculpture.

Luis Gomez said...

Somehow I get the feeling you weren't that happy with the sculpture of the Madonna.

Karl Demetz said...

A nice welcoming figure, I wonder how high she is...

Arianna said...

Bella statua, mi piace per l'originalità! Ciao, Arianna

Dina said...

She could do with less color. But there is a lot of history there, especially on the bottom part.

(Now I'm curious about your first draft, VP.)

Stefan Jansson said...

I agree with cieldequimper the pedestal looks great.

JM said...

This is truly unexpected! So contrasting.