This first post for April 2011 is a special one:
First it's time to thank you all for regulary visiting me. This week the 3.000th visit on this blog happened!
Secondly this post is a bit of a rerun of this post. But this time i'll show you the Angel of the Oneto Tomb for comparisons sake.
Here's the original:
The facial expression alone is driving critics mad around the globe.
Is she grieving? Is she bored? Is she somewhere else? She's so ambigious and mysterious. But above all she's such a beauty.
Since this sculpture is so famous it is unavoidable that there are copies of her on other cemeteries.
And gues what: I've found two! The first example is like a low-budget-version. I've found it at the Cemetery in La Spezia, Italy which is about 60 miles south of Staglieno.
It is much smaller than the original and since it is made out of cheaper material (concrete i guess) and since it's very exposed to the weather it is falling into decay.
The last example i've found is quite something else. It is in Germany, Cemetery Hannover Stöcken. And, my word, this one is not famous for it's modesty:
As you can see the artist tried to copy the Oneto Angel very exactly, but he failed miserably when it comes to the face. The Hannover Angel is more or less smiling and does not carry the mysterious aura that goes with the original.
But don't get me wrong: It is still a beautiful copy. And i very much like it. It's just not that outstanding as the original.