Saturday, 4 May 2013

Picture This #198 ~ Faces

A metal face art work, found in Sintra, Portugal.Face I


A face painted on the wall, found in a cafe in Lisbon.
Face II


A wooden face found in Obidos, Portugal. Face III

15 comments:

  1. Hi Sophie!! Three excellent and varied takes on the theme!! Very interesting metal sculpture in the first shot. I would be interested to know what the words say. Great painting in the second shot, reminds me a little of Popeye!! I love the carving of the African woman in the last shot.

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    1. Hi, Mitch, roughly translated it means 'When you have no more fear of speaking and you feel you can fly, take intelligence, ask for pennitence and shame from a shameless person, well then I will trust you".

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    2. Thank you for the translation Belita.

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  2. all three faces very unique with loads of interest!

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  3. All three just unique. I have no favourite, they are just three originals.

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  4. Hi Sophie, I am in awe of your choices. I keep coming back to your sculpture in Obidos and wonder about the scratches by her eyes and what they might represent. Her head wrap is also interesting, all three great examples of art and photography.

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  5. Excellent choices, Sophie! I remember well our conversation with that iron craftsman/poet... I agree with Mitch's words regarding the face painted on the wall. Beautiful African woman face. I don't think those scratches by her eyes represent something to do with domestic violence. In my modest understanding, they represent the hard work they have.

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  6. Three really cool faces. Cool metal face, funny captain and suave african woman.

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  7. Sophie, three great shots. All different... all excellent captures!

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  8. These are great Sophie I love them all;)

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  9. Very good choices Sophie. The second image reminds me of the cartoon character Popeye. The African woman is my favorite.

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  10. Wonderful captures all of hem. I am really confused here, has just gone through all the entries again, I know I have been to yours and all of them, but my comments are missing here and there. I especially remember asking you , what the story of that African face in wood found in Portugal is, it is so typical northern African and amazing details.

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  11. I love the metal face! I'll have to google the translation later, unless you want to volunteer it , of course. I can't stand not knowing!!! lol, insatiable curiosity!

    The wall painting is quite a character. The first thing I thought was "popeye the sailor man, toot, toot!"

    The wooden is face is lovely, and shows such poise!

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