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"La Madone du Quartier Haut", Sete

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Copyright: joel berthonneau (jlbrthnn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7303 W: 0 N: 22961] (76039)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-13
Categories: Artwork
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/1250 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Painters and sculptors [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-13 18:16
Viewed: 6622
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
March 13, 2007
Sète 340301 34200
Herault Languedoc-Roussillon
43.400 3.683 74 m

Hospitalet place
"La Madone du Quartier Haut" 1992
Sculpture of Richard di Rosa (say Buddy)

Richard di Rosa was born in Sète in 1963.
He receives the nickname of Buddy, in reference to Buddy Holly, and of the music which it made with his friends before starting a career of sculptor. It is described like a cultivated autodidact, fascinated as well by Celine, Topor or Arrabal. It finds its inspiration in people, daily life, its imaginary and its meetings.
(... In 92, I made a sculpture where I was born, where my father was born, or my large father has immigrant. I was on the aircraft with the mayor of Sète, I said to him: " make me make some thing for my city, I never did anything! ", and he told me " ok ! Make a sculpture for the "Haut Quartier"". I created " La Madone du Haut Quartier" and that gave me super pleasure, parce that it is the place or I had my first
emotions, place my district... ")
Richard di Rosa makes an international career.

Note: The Madonna, very impudic and provocative seems to wait can be the arrival of sailors sunken to the port. But it is not given easily to the photographer, bus surrounded of electric cars, buildings, posts, wire, from where a very tight framing.

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  • MIG13 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1854 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-03-13 20:51]
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Hi, Joël! This is a Botero's style sculpure, a different kind of Madonna, well captured by your eyes. It would be nice if you say something about its dimensions, 'cause there's no other spacial reference in the pic to give us an idea... TFS! Greetings from Rio! Miguel.

Bonjour, cher Joël,
Je ne suis pas certain que cette statue représente l'idéal féminin ! ;o)
Une statue qui en impose tant par les formes que par sa représentation.
Le cadrage a été bien étudié, évitant tout élément perturbateur (selon ta note, les conditions étaient difficiles pour capturer cette tanagra !)

Bonjour joel
Ton cadrage serré permet d'apprécier outre ses formes généreuses, la texture des matériaux et donc de se rendre compte du travai de l'artiste.
très beau cliché

très belle prise de cette madonne aux formes imposantes avec un bon cadrage et assez originale
a bientôt
ps: j'aurai aimé voir en noir et blanc ce que celà donnait non?

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  • adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5877 W: 64 N: 11341] (46937)
  • [2007-03-15 19:31]
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Hi Joel!
Guess it's the first time I see this Madonna. I really like the scupture and I know what you mean when you say it's not easy. Sometimes I have lots of problems also, mainly with the wires but you did good job and you're showing the sculpture very well.
Regards, Anabela

Composition amusante
excellente lumière et beaux détails
et surtout bon cagrage " d'aprés ta note"


Joël, je ne connaissais pas ce sculpteur mais sa madone me plaît beaucoup. Tu as su éliminer tout ce qui l'entourait pour ne garder que le ciel (c'est un peu normal pour une madone !). C'est une oeuvre pleine de joie de vivre que ta photo a bien su rendre.

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