Notre-Dame du Finistère: Moses

Posted by MadScientist (Düsseldorf, Germany) on 18 August 2010 in Art & Design.

A detail of the Baroque pulpit, carved in 1758 by Duray. See the whole pulpit here; it resembles a grotto, surrounded by a tree of life and a tree of death with the fall of mankind representing the latter, and the crucified Christ representing the first one. In front of the grotto: five figures, Moses and Aaron among them.

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Good point of view, well rendered.

18 Aug 2010 9:18am

@António Pires: Thanks a lot, António!

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Brillaint light and details . Super angle too .

18 Aug 2010 2:20pm

@MARIANA: Many thanks, Mariana!

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

superb detail... so lifelike...you've brought it to life!

18 Aug 2010 7:19pm

@Ted: Hey, it's just a photo! ;-)

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A great capture which highlights the details nicely. The lighting almost makes this look bronze-like with its shine.

18 Aug 2010 10:47pm

@Steven: Yes, this pulpit has a strong character. Besides the altar the most imoportant item of that church.

Jen from Alpharetta, United States

Outstanding

19 Aug 2010 12:48am

@Jen: Many thanks, Jen!

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Very interesting and attractive and stunning creation this pulpit! I like the dichotomy...tree of life and tree of death. I've heard of the former, never of the latter.

19 Aug 2010 7:50am

@Japanalia: Quite seldom, indeed. But pulpits of this quality are very seldom, anyway.

Christine Walsh from Astoria, NY, United States

I love the close up of this - the bigger picture is a little creepy to me. The "cloth" part on the top looks like those creepy things from Harry Potter.

19 Aug 2010 11:49pm

@Christine Walsh: I see you are polluted with too much pop culture. Like me. ;-)

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Well shot.

6 Sep 2010 9:32pm

@Twelvebit: Many thanks, John!

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