Angel of Grief

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Angel of Grief è una stupenda scultura in marmo e pietra creata dallo scultore americano William Wetmore Story in memoria della sua amata moglie Emelyn. L'angelo è inginocchiato davanti a un piedistallo, con la testa appoggiata sul suo braccio, mentre piange con il volto nascosto. La sua mano penzola impotente oltre il fronte del piedistallo, e la curvatura delle dita così ben dettagliata conferisce un'incredibile sensazione di tristezza e di vuoto all'intera parte frontale della scultura. Alcuni fiori di pietra sono sparsi alla base del piedistallo, come se l'angelo li avesse fatti cadere attanagliato dal dolore in un momento di sconforto. Anche le ali, che normalmente si ergerebbero alte, diritte e fiere, sono tristemente curve e piene di grazia sulla schiena dell'angelo, dando l'impressione che abbia perso la speranza. Il corpo si è come abbandonato totalmente al suo dolore e la sensazione che trasmette l'opera è di straziante umanità.

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  1. DaiUsa 56 months ago | reply

    i love this pic... good job... its italy !?

  2. Tony Carlos Br 54 months ago | reply

    Ciao, sono amministratore di un gruppo chiamato Flickr Hive Mind. Ci farebbe piacere aggiungere l’elemento al gruppo.

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  3. Slavica84 54 months ago | reply

    Bellissima!! Complimenti!

  4. AnnuskA - AnnA Theodora 53 months ago | reply

    Ciao, sono amministratore di un gruppo chiamato 6000 views + 240 faves. Ci farebbe piacere aggiungere l’elemento al gruppo.

    so beautiful
    quite sad too

  5. danichro 53 months ago | reply

    Ciao, sono amministratore di un gruppo chiamato Roma Street and more... Ci farebbe piacere aggiungere l’elemento al gruppo.

  6. Mel_Luf [deleted] 52 months ago | reply

    Hai fatto un bellissimo lavoro con questa fotografia, il tono giusto per l'idea che vuole rendere. complimenti!

  7. malko_linge2010 [deleted] 52 months ago | reply

    Wonderful !!!!

  8. RinkRatz 52 months ago | reply

    The Angel of the Lord
    Copyright 2001 by Frances Hughes

    "The Angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him, and He delivers them. Psalm 34: 7 NIV

    When troubles come, and they will, a person really finds out how much his faith and trust is in the Lord. Faith and trust work together, they are inseparable. Faith is a gift from God and each one of us is given a portion when we ask Christ into our life. Trust is a result of that faith which causes us to invite Him into our heart.

    The Angel of the Lord encamps (takes up residence) around those who fear (love) Him. No matter where you are or what circumstances you may find yourself in, God puts His Angel around you.

    In Hebrews 1:4 we have some information relating to the order of Creation. We have what is known as the Godhead, consisting of God the Father, Jesus Christ as the son, and the Holy Spirit. Next come the created beings called Angels. And lastly comes the Human Race, everyone from Adam to this day.

    Jesus Christ came down to earth in human form, and through His death on the cross He enabled us to be lifted into His sphere above the Angels.

    "But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, now crowned with glory and honor because He suffered death, so that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone." Heb. 2:9-10

    Here is a little summary on Angels found in the Scoffield Reference Bible which you may find helpful. I have paraphrased it for the sake of brevity.

    An Angel is a messenger of God, of men, and an order of created beings of strength and wisdom.

    Psalm 103:20 "Praise the Lord, you His angels, you mighty ones who do His bidding, who obey His word."


    In the Old Testament the reference to Angel usually implies the presence of Deity in angelic form. See Gen. 16:1-13. Many times it was Jesus Christ Himself who came.


    Sometimes the spirit of man is used. This is an instance when after Peter's miraculous escape from prison by an angel, and the angel left he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John, called Mark. Many people had gathered and were praying. Peter knocked on the outer door to which a servant girl came. After hearing his voice, without opening the door, she runs back exclaiming "Peter is at the door." They told her she was out of her mind. Insisting it was so, they said it must be his angel. After opening the door they were all amazed. Peter quieted them and told them what had happened. See Acts 12:15.


    Angels are spirits but they have the power to become visible in the likeness of human form.

    Gen. 19:1 "The two angels arrived at Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gateway of the city. When he saw them, he got up to meet them and bowed down with his face to the ground."

    If you were to read on you would see that the men of the city also saw them as men. So they must have been convincing in appearance in spite of the fact that they were really angels.


    Since their sex is never referred to, they are always known as masculine in gender. When Jesus was speaking to the Sadducees talking about the resurrection and marriage, He said in

    Matt. 22:29-30 "You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God. At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven."


    They are numerous in number. Their place is around God's throne. Rev. 5:11 "Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand." What an overwhelming sight that would be. One day we who love the Lord will see them and all the Glory of God.


    They have incredible power. 2 Kings 19:35 "That night the angel of the Lord went out and put to death a hundred and eighty-five thousand men in the Assyrian camp. When the people got up the next morning - there were all the dead bodies."


    As ministering spirits they care for heirs to salvation, largely for their physical safety and well being. This care begins at birth until their life ends. I believe these would be referred to as "guardian angels."


    It is a wise person who forever places their faith and trust in the Lord, taking refuge so to speak. We should be so thankful that we have such a place to go when times become unbearable.

    "Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him." Psalm 34: 8 NIV

    "And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus." Philipians 4:7 NIV

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  9. ROQUE141 50 months ago | reply

    Ciao, sono amministratore di un gruppo chiamato LA FLOR MAS BELLA (Only camellias). Ci farebbe piacere aggiungere l’elemento al gruppo.

  10. zeropuntouno [deleted] 49 months ago | reply

    Ciao, sono amministratore di un gruppo chiamato I LOVE ROME. Ci farebbe piacere aggiungere l’elemento al gruppo.

  11. perseverando 48 months ago | reply

    I love this tombstone and this is a wonderful rendition of it.

  12. F Stone Magazine 39 months ago | reply

    Ciao volevo segnalarti questo concorso fotografico che si svolge qui su Flickr è GRATUITO ed il PRIMO PREMIO è un iPad!!

    Applicazione della pietra in architettura

    Il trimestrale F Stone Magazine lancia il suo primo concorso internazionale di fotografia.
    I temi a cui sono chiamati a ispirarsi i partecipanti al concorso sono Classic e Green.
    Classic, architettura classica:
    Uno scatto per sorprendere la pietra impiegata nel modo più tradizionale nell'architettura, dal classico al moderno
    Green, architettura bio:
    Una foto che colga l'utilizzo del materiale lapideo in un contesto di ecosostenibilità, nell'ottica quindi del rispetto dell'ambiente, dell'efficienza energetica e dell'impiego di materiali naturali: un punto di osservazione pensato con la logica della biocompatibilità.

    La partecipazione è GRATUITA, il PRIMO CLASSIFICATO riceverà un iPad con Wi-Fi 16 GB, il secondo classificato una Canon Power Shot S90.

    Il concorso si svolge esclusivamente on line, ed è riservato ai maggiori di 18 anni.
    I partecipanti sono chiamati a inviare le opere fotografiche entro il 10 maggio 2011.

    per maggiori informazioni

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