For this week’s challenge, Ese wants us to use our imagination . . . to set our imaginations free . . . to let our imaginations take flight . . . okay, I think I understand the task.
I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. Michelangelo
While I don’t think Michelangelo was speaking about La Pieta I can certainly imagine that he saw this beautiful, poignant moment and set about to release the image from the marble.
This extraordinary piece is behind thick, bullet-proof glass after an attempt was made to destroy it. I apologize for the picture quality. It’s hard to capture a clear shot when this kind of protection is required in a church.
I guess sometimes those with imaginations to create are met by those with imaginations to destroy. Excepting for my inability to photograph through glass, La Pieta is still with us, a testament to the perseverance of creativity.
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