The theme for this Thursday’s Challenge is Mother. It will be a real challenge to any one who would try to define this word even in 1000 words let alone a picture. For me too, selecting just one picture to depict this powerful word was not easy.

This one here is from my archives… one which was taken in Palazzo Pitti, Florence, Italy. There is so much of emotion in the mother’s face, the joy of holding her child in her arms is so evident in her smile, it almost looked the statue would straighten herself soon gently swaying the child in her arms. The time stood still and the emotion frozen in that frame. Hope you will like it.

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24 Responses

  1. Sylvia K says:

    What an awesome statue, Indrani! They look so real, like being frozen in time!! And what mother doesn't look/smile like that with her baby in her arms! Beautiful!


  2. Jidhu Jose says:

    really nice one ….feel the expressions

  3. A beautiful sculpture.

  4. Incredible. So much love.

  5. magiceye says:

    beautiful representation indeed!

  6. Alexa says:

    I've seen this in the Pitti Palace, and found it unusual—and wonderful!

  7. Jo says:

    Absolutely feel the love and emotions. Only a mother… And you describe her well with this photo. Blessings Jo (Tanzania)

  8. Beautiful and captures the word "mother" perfectly!!

  9. Leovi says:

    Nice photo … this sculpture is undoubtedly a genius, I love this

  10. I think you handled the theme very well!

  11. A wonderful choice for the theme!!

  12. George says:

    I think this is a perfect photo for the theme. The expression on the mother's face is priceless.

  13. Nisha says:

    What a lovely choice for the theme, Indrani. Could feel the bond between them. 🙂

  14. Bikramjit says:

    Mums are the best always


  15. arabesque says:

    a mother and child sculpture.
    looks inspiring and yes, a nice one.

  16. ashok says:

    amazing work of art…thanks for bringing it back from ur archives Ind..

  17. Trees says:

    Lovely picture!

  18. Shobha says:

    Love it.. Italy is famous for it's beautiful statues..I have not been to Florence but visited Rome and Venice.

  19. Nukke says:

    So beautiful sculpture and a good photo of it !!!!

    Have a nice week end !

  20. Hilary says:

    Oh yes, it's wonderful. A perfect choice.

  21. I think you made a perfect choice for the challenge.

  22. Suzy says:

    Beautiful pic and perfect for the theme

  23. Monica says:

    Wonderful choice on the theme! Very well captured!

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