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Fallen Angel by AgiVega Fallen Angel by AgiVega
Today my photo teacher took me to a cemetary where I took quite a few really cool photos. Will post four-five of them.
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:iconcarleenr:
CarleenR Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I was on the internet and saw this photo that you have taken here and would I would love to be able to paint it, if you would grant me permission to do so? 
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:iconagivega:
AgiVega Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Sure, why not? :)
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:iconamythespiritseeker:
AmyTheSpiritSeeker Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What cemetery was this in? Do you happen to remember the family name on it?
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:iconagivega:
AgiVega Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
It was in a cemetary in Budapest, Hungary, and no, I don't remember the family name.
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:iconamythespiritseeker:
AmyTheSpiritSeeker Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If you can remember the name of the cemetery, please let me know. :)
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:iconagivega:
AgiVega Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
It's the one on Street Fiumei in Budapest, I don't know if it has a particular name or not.
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:iconaviculazebaoth:
AviculaZebaoth Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
Very nice picture. A motive I would choose for my photography, too. ;)
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:iconatrum-angelus13:
Atrum-Angelus13 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Is it okay if I do an oil pastel of this? I like this statue a lot.
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:iconagivega:
AgiVega Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
Yes, feel free to.
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:iconatrum-angelus13:
Atrum-Angelus13 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks, and I will give credit to your photo. :D
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:icongravewalkers:
gravewalkers Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009
Featured in DA news section for our 12th Topical Feature: Sorrow - part I.
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:iconteena-marie:
Teena-Marie Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
This statue us called the Angel of Grief, it is a 1894 sculpture by William Wetmore Story which also serves as the grave stone of the artist and his wife at the Protestant Cemetery in Rome. There are many more replicas through out the World. There are 3 in the San Francisco Bay Area in California alone. Most notably is the one that is at the Stanford Mausoleum at Stanford University, which replaced the one created in 1901 that was destroyed after the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906.

Little did you know that you were photographing a some what famous statue, eh? Not only are you learning about photography but also got a little bit of a history lesson too. :)

The Angel of Grief statue is one of my favorite statues that I visit often. [Grieve Not] is from one of my favorite cemeteries where she resides.
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:iconagivega:
AgiVega Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007
After I took this photo, I saw photos of other replicas of it, so I knew this couldn't be the original one. :) Thanks for the history lesson.
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:iconnelicora:
Nelicora Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
Looks like the one on the Nightwish album "Once"
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:icondaniel-mac:
daniel-mac Featured By Owner May 11, 2008
yup it does and dunno why i like that angle better :sprint:
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:iconka-113:
KA-113 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007   Photographer
Szia!El tudnád magyarázni pontosan,hogy merre van ez a szobor a kerepesiben?Még sok évvel ezelött láttam,és le szeretném fotózni,de tavasszal már nem találtam...:(
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:iconagivega:
AgiVega Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
Húúú, hát én is csak egyszer voltam ott, és már majdnem egy éve... sajnos nem emlékszem. :(
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dork9368 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007
i've seen this statue before, but i think it would be better in black and white, personally. i think most sculpture looks better in black and white, but here the contrast against the sky works. eh. idk. i would like to see the comparison, and an interesting angle choice. its an amazing sculpture, and deff. worth a fav.
:)
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:iconagivega:
AgiVega Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007
Thanks. Now you tell me, it really would have been better in b/w.
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dork9368 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007
0=)

maybe its just my personal preference.
*shrug*
fav version of a pic of that is the original in rome,
link [link]
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:iconagivega:
AgiVega Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007
Beautiful. I had no idea the original was in Rome.
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:iconfeverwreck:
feverwreck Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2007
This is wonderful! Great shot!
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:iconmiss-mc:
miss-mc Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
I've already seen this before! Yess, it's a cover of a book inspire by that statue!!! It's a really great shot!
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NovellineArt Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2007
what a beautiful statue. toscana.com sells a very similar one and it has a phrase imprinted on it... i believe it goes...

the bud was spread, to show the rose
our savior smiled, the bud was closed
-anon

its very pretty. :)
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:iconagivega:
AgiVega Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2007
Glad you like it :)
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:icondormantfairytales:
DormantFairytales Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2007
Do you have any more shots of this angel? I really love it :nod:
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:iconagivega:
AgiVega Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2007
I have some more, but those aren't this good, so I'm not posting them. Glad you like this one, though :)
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DormantFairytales Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007
Yeah, it's a wonderful sculpture. Could I ask you to mail them to me please? If it's not too much trouble, I'd like to use it as referance =)
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:iconagivega:
AgiVega Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007
Okay, just give me your email addy.
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:icondormantfairytales:
DormantFairytales Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007
dormant_fairytales@yahoo.co.uk

Thankies =D :glomp:
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:iconbluneblue:
BluneBlue Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2007
That's so beautiful... does it have a story, that statue?
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:iconagivega:
AgiVega Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2007
I don't think it has a story. It's just a sculpture on a grave.
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:iconseptempopuli:
septempopuli Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2007
That's very moving, and most unusual; I've never sen any thing like it.
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:icontesslar:
Tesslar Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
such a beautiful shot. I'm gonna :+fav: it even though it kind of makes me feel sad looking at it.
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:icontaylor-leighyoung:
taylor-leighyoung Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2007
i like how the angel is all dirty...which adds to the title :D
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:iconagivega:
AgiVega Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2007
Most statues in this cemetary are dirt- and moss-covered.
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:iconfangedfem:
fangedfem Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2007
We have one almost the same at a graveyard near me. Lovely image - the border is a bit much though.
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:iconsunnystorm:
Sunnystorm Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2007
annyira cejetem az angyalos szobrokosat!!!
Imádom ezt a képed!!!:D
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:iconagivega:
AgiVega Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2007
Majd neked is alkalmad lesz lefotózni. Téged is biztosan visz a Balázs a Kerepesibe :D
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:iconvanishingshmink:
VanishingShmink Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2007
Beautiful composition! The bare trees in the background work well; they add to the gloominess of the picture.
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:iconagivega:
AgiVega Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2007
Thank you :D
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:iconlandunderwave:
LandUnderWave Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2007
Oo, this is so emotional. Very sad and beautiful.
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:iconfalconfan:
FalconFan Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2007
Oh, wow....talk about emotion simply pouring from the art... This is wonderful, and I have to agree with your choice of camera position: it's much more effective here, showing more of the posture and body position of the angel. And I agree with the comment above about the sculptor having an uncanny ability to capture the body language of despair...it simply floods from the statue, and also from your image here... Very sad, very beautiful. :sniff:

FF
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:iconagivega:
AgiVega Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2007
Thanks, for both the lovely comment and the fav! :D
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:iconfalconfan:
FalconFan Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2007
You're so welcome--and it's far too beautiful NOT to fav it! ;)

FF
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Angel-Bella-Donna Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh ~ so sad... the poor angel Now I just want to cry for her. But I still have to :+favlove: this pic... its great! Well done.
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:iconagivega:
AgiVega Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2007
Thanks, glad you like it :)
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D-L-Tokunaga Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2007
wow, that sculpture was done by someone who know's their stuff.... captures the emotions of sadness and dispare perfectly... the angle where you took the photo also shows it well, keep it up!
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:iconagivega:
AgiVega Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2007
Thanks. First my photo teacher suggested another angle that shows the angel's face, but I didn't like his/her face, and I thought that showing his/her hair only would be better. And perhaps this angle shows more of his/her pain. My mum too liked this angle better than the one that shows the angel's face.
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love the way the sculpture shows despair and grief in this fallen angel.
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