Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Congratulations to the Winners



I posted this before knowing the winners in the elections, so that I can remain (kind of) apolitical on this blog.  Whoever they are, congratulations. And, unlike Theseus Slaying the Minotaur, let's hope that the victors will decide that a better winning strategy is to work with the defeated to solve the big problems that we face.

This is a sculpture by the French artist Antoine Louis Barye (1796 - 1875), currently shown at the Wadsworth Atheneum.  It is part of an exhibition of the museum's French works of art, some of which will be shown in later posts.

14 comments:

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Great capture and great sculpture!
And yes, let's hope the crisis is behind us and a better world is ahead!
Thanks for sharing, Jack.

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PerthDailyPhoto said...

An amazing sculpture Jack and so dramatic in the first shot. I like to remain apolitical also, but I will say that I think the US citizens did good today.

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

A very impressive sculpture. I like especially the first photo.

Sylvia K said...

A wonderful sculpture, Jack! I try not to get into politics on my blog because that's not what it's about, but I am happy with the results and hope we can move on now by working together. Have a great day!

RedPat said...

Perfect post for the day, Jack!

Randy said...

That is a nice sculpture.

cieldequimper said...

I'm ashamed. Never heard of the sculptor. He was good.

jennyfreckles said...

Such power in this sculpture - and it reminds us that power can be used for good or ill. We Brits generally seem to be pleased with the US result. I often think Mr Obama gets a better press here than in his homeland.

Lowell said...

It's pretty hard to work with the Party of NO.

Sharon said...

Wise words and interesting statue.

Paul in Powell River said...

Wonderful classical work!

Bob Crowe said...

Amen - and good luck.

VP said...

I have seen some of his works around Paris and I like them very much.

Halcyon said...

I'm glad the elections are over. This work pretty well sums up how elections seem to go these days!