52 weeks with Carolyn

A Theme Based Photo Blog

Week 42 #51 Upside Down


On the grounds of The John and Mable Ringling Museum Of Art in Sarasota are several amazing bronze sculptures.  This controversial sculpture is  based on the characters Lygia and the Bull in the 1885 novel “Quo Vadis” by Henry Sienkiewicz.  John Ringling purchased it in the 1920’s only to have the city leaders of Sarasota remove it from public viewing due to its provocative nature.  With research I was unable to find when it was reinstalled on the grounds.  Ringling and others believed the sculpture was designed by Italian-American sculptor Giuseppe Morette, but apparently his wife sent documentation at some time, that it was not designed by him.  Despite the uncertainty surrounding the sculpture it is a must see if you ever visit the museum and it provided me with my theme for the week, Upside Down.



Author: CarolynEliason

I have always enjoyed photography, but with encouragemet from family and friends over the past several years I began to realize I really love it! Belonging to this blog and a local digital photo group has challenged me to look at the beauty of the world and to enjoy capturing it with my camera.

5 thoughts on “Week 42 #51 Upside Down

  1. Glad you found the statue for use of this theme. I am always amazed how and why people over or remove statues because of the human form.

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  2. Thanks for the information about it. The animal is so realistic, even in size.

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  3. One of my all-time favorite statues at Ringling Museum. Really appreciate the angle at which you took this picture — it plays well to the theme — good job!

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  4. Thanks for the background to this image. It is so lifelike. I like your presentation too.

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  5. Without doubt, a good match for this theme.

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