Sunday, 22 April 2007

Manos de Bronce


One of the most unsettling aspects of visiting cathedrals, cemeteries and the like, are the ever-present images and sculptures of the dead. Some are chiseled into marble holding books or rosaries, or roses; others are made into allegories of the deceased. I found this door knocker in a street in Cádiz and it gave me an instant feel of the cold air of death, if anything because it shows the dismembered hands holding an apple. It was visually contradictory but still beautiful.

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