I love it when the past meets the present. This statue of Jose Artigas stands in the Independence Plaza in Downtown Montevideo, Uruguay. His backdrop is a huge building of flats and the thriving successful city and country that he helped to make.
Posted in Uruguay | Tags: Jose Artigas, Montevideo, Plaza Indepencia, Uruguay
I love that contrast. You DO have a poet’s eye. Like I always say, huh?
I agree. The contrast is exceptional and very slight. While the lit up parts of the statue almost blend into the building in the backdrop, the shadows from the darker parts of the statue allow the viewer to establish an almost negative silhouette. It looks as if Sr. Artigas is heroically emerging out of the building like a historic time traveler ejecting from a quantum tear in the space/time continuum. This photograph seems to emphasize that in order to move forward one must look towards the past. It predicts that no matter what advancements and developments may occur, the outline of a patriot will always shine from its embedded place within that development. All of the success of the present can be linked to the successes of the past.
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