Posted by: danielfee | May 19, 2012

Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands 05-18-12

Hand of God – Ravenna, Italy

Apse of Sant’ Apollinare Nuovo in Ravenna

Rodin Sculpture – Paris

The Gates of Hell – Rodin Museum

 This weeks photo challenge made me think a little harder about my travel photos which included hands. Sure I could have use a photo of my hand holding a beer since it is a tradition for us to take a photo of our first beer on every trip. But that was too lame.  So I decided to go with the “Hand of God” in the mosaic of the apse of Sant’ Apollinare Nuovo in Ravenna. The top photo is a close up the “Hand of God”   protruding from the clouds. The second shows the decoration of entire apse which dates to the 6th century. If you look closely you can see hand located above the cross. But I could not leave Rodin, considered the father of modern sculpture, out of a photo challenge on hands. Rodin would often exaggerate the size of the hands on his sculptures. The third photo is a good example of an oversized hand. The final photo is of a hand protruding from Rodin’s famous sculpture “the Gates of Hell.”

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  1. Great Ravenna shots! I’ve never noticed that “detail” before.. but it’s such a great town – with fusion style art between east and west.


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