The sculpture that I posted for my Saturday PhotHunt is entitled The Wrestlers and was quite fascinating to look at.

The Wrestlers depict two heroic male figures, one black, one white, at the peak of athletic prowess pitting their strength and skill against each other. This work presents a multitude of different viewpoints and engages the spectator with the relative positions of the intertwined figures.

This picture of one of the hands shows the minute attention to detail.

Attention to detail

12 Comments CherryPie on Sep 22nd 2009

12 Responses to “The Wrestlers”

  1. THanls for this additional information Cherie. It is a superb piece of sculpture

  2. Phidelm says:

    You’ve whetted my appetite, Cherie – off to see if I can see all of it, now! Isn’t it intriguing, focusing on one detail of an artwork – especially when carried out by a Good Snapper (that’s you, young lady!).

  3. ubermouth says:

    Is the hand supposed to look like it is in water or is that photo taken after a rainfall? :)

    • CherryPie says:

      There had been a huge downfall in the morning and I just liked the way the water had collected. I thought it made for an interesting photograph.

  4. jameshigham says:

    Madea a mess of that it did.

  5. Claudia says:

    Now I understand the position, and the great physical condition of the participants. It was a bit of a mystery to me on Saturday. I had missed the title of the sculpture. It’s beautiful. Thanks, CherryPie.

    • CherryPie says:

      I am glad that clarified it for you :-) I thought the information was interesting when I found it. It wasn’t be the statue, I had to find it on the internet when I got home.

  6. Sasha says:

    I honestly thought the photograph was of a living person, not of a statue (bronze?) … the detail is amazing! I agree, the rain pool around the hand does give the photo an extra edge to it.

    Lovely! :)