Friday, November 28, 2008

Saturday Photo Hunt ---- Metal







METAL




I know we've done the Metal theme before because I used the perfect photo then, so I had to scrabble a bit for this one. This time I am using probably one of the most famous pieces of metal in the world.

Bronze is a metal alloy consisting primarily of copper, usually with tin as the main additive, but sometimes with other elements such as phosphorus, manganese, aluminum, or silicon.



Rodin's Thinker, outside the Rodin Museum in Philadelphia
which I visited last year





Entitled Mignon, this exquisite bronze represents a twenty-five year old Rose Beuret, Rodin's lifelong companion for more than fifty years, despite his many other lovers. Mother of his son, his model, and finally his wife at the age of 72, she died two weeks after the marriage.


HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE


NB: Still on the road but will be visiting you in between activities



26 comments:

CRIZ LAI said...

I was hoping someone would post a statue of Auguste Rodin's sculpture "The Thinker" and you did it! It sure brought back many memories of my first job for overseas. Thanks JMB. :)

http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

Sean Jeating said...

Long live Rodin('s sculptures). :)

Sue said...

Great shots for the theme :) My entry is here

Please do stop by if you have a moment :)

Carver said...

Wonderful sculpture. I have so enjoyed your Rodin posts and I'm glad you showed us these for the metal theme. Happy weekend.

Liz said...

I have so much respect for artists who can produce work of such beauty.

Hope you're having a great time!

Bengbeng said...

great sculpture. i will google to learn more about Augusta Rodin. thanks

jams o donnell said...

Ah an excellent choice. I was thinking of metal from the Paris Rodin museum but I scanned in some old shots of metal on the move! Happy weekend

Expat Traveler said...

Oh that is a great find and here I thought you'd post up some of the metal scultpures from the Vancouver area.. but then again, you said you used what you wanted to post already.. :)

carolinavictory said...

Wonderful post. I've seen The Thinker but not the one of Rose. Very beautiful.

Annie
http://www.slowtrav.com/blog/annienc/

julie said...

Those are great finds and wonderful places to visit :)

Have a great weekend,JMB :)

My PH:
http://teacherjulie.com/2008/11/29/mitsubishi-lancer-evolution-x/

YTSL said...

Great pictures. Ironic but true: lived for over 10 years in Philadelphia and did visit the Rodin Museum but never thought to take pictures there!!!

napaboaniya said...

The famous 'Thinker' :)
Perfect for the metal theme this week!

Leslie said...

I saw Rodin's Thinker in Paris many years ago. :)

Great choice for this week's theme! :)

http://lesliesmyers.blogspot.com/2008/11/photohunt-metal.html

Corey~living and loving said...

Great choices. I almost went with something similar. :)

Hope you are having a great weekend.

Eurodog said...

I love Rodin.

Janice Thomson said...

I love that sculpture. Excellent choice JMB!

Colin Campbell said...

Lovely shot JMB. Have a nice weekend.

EastCoastLife said...

I find the statue of Rodin's Thinker intriguing. Wonder what he's thinking?

I was away for two weeks in China and Blogger was blocked over there. I'm finally back and visiting!

Enjoy your trip!

Hootin' Anni said...

you said it....exquisite!!!

My metal is posted. Drop by for a visit if you can!
Happy Hunting.

mirage2g said...

AYyyy, nice to see it on photohunt, love that you showed it to us! Happy weekend!

-Mirage

Dragonstar said...

Yes, we did "metal" back on 22nd March.
I love what you've done today though - these are perfect and so beautiful.

CherryPie said...

A very nice sculpture.

sally in norfolk said...

Like the thinker statue... and love bronze too :-)

Dr.John said...

Two great choices for metal.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Love the sculpture of his wife.

AMIT said...

Great photo shots taken.Love the pictures posted.

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