Saturday, July 16, 2011

Punishment


Installation at the Pombal Palace, Lisbon

31 comments:

brattcat said...

love the textures in this. it's been a long time since i've seen a dunce cap. i love that the artist has seated his 'dunce' on a stack of books.

Dina said...

Oh no, in the corner with a dunce cap. Poor boy.
The setting looks more like a dungeon. I'm glad he is not chained with that chain.

cieldequimper said...

It happened to me once or twice but never with a cap. Fantastic textures and I love the white against the dark colours.

Woody said...

Interesting contrast, the dunce look fairly new when compared to the door.

Celia na Italia said...

Pobrezinho!

Stickup Artist said...

Such stark contrast between the ultra smooth, shiny white against the warm and rough textures of the building. I think this image goes very well with your facebook post down below about the credit rating agencies! A pox on all your houses...

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What an unusual piece of art JM, really love that he/she is sitting on a pile of books. Excellent find!

Dorian Susan said...

I agree....great contrasts in this image. From the dashboard preview, I thought the individual was real, which was almost scary. Glad to see it's a statue.

Andrew said...

A beautiful scene...
A close friend told me they now use the "naughty step" for the child to be punished.

Sylvia K said...

I do love the contrast in texture and color and it is stark! I think the leaders of most of our countries should have to take time sitting in a dark corner with the pointed hat on their over sized heads! Great post and capture, JM! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Sylvia

Cezar and Léia said...

Bem dramatico, talvez o "branco"seja um pedido de liberdade.Muito legal essa exposiçao!Bom...eu adoro arte moderna, e essa semana espero conseguir ir ao museu aqui.Tem exposiçao de "THOMAS PAUSZ"e"JOHN STEZAKER", eu vi um pouco na internet, nào conheço muito e fiquei curiosa, vou conferir.
Abraços e um ótimo domingo
Léia

RedPat said...

Love it! Love your shot!

joo said...

I love the shades of this photo!

Sharon said...

I only had to do that once in my childhood and I found it to be quite embarrassing.

Jack said...

Perfect. It is a lovely white sheen on the student and lovely aged brown and gray colors in the room. Very nice.

Irina said...

I love this piece of art. And your photo, piece of art, too.

VP said...

Once in a while I see an installation I really appreciate!

Bob Crowe said...

It's brilliant, an illustration of the ancient theory that humiliation can change someone's behavior to what you want. In this country, the association with the Ku Klux Clan is inescapable.

Sérgio Pontes said...

Muito bem retratado

Abraço

Cildemer said...

He he he! Excelente! Que pena que isso já não seja possivel! E os alunos que cada vez são mais burros!

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Bjos e feliz domingo, José****

Tricia ♥Barn Charmer♥ said...

What a great find & no pop-up ads! YaY! =)

Kate said...

Although just a statue, it makes me very sad.

Ann said...

My teachers used the cane rather than "Go to the corner."

These days they call it Time out and reflect.

ladyfi said...

Wonderful shot - but so sad. I'm glad they don't do this anymore where I live.

LaClau said...

As usual, your pics are, simply, breathtaking!
Gracias y saludos,

Virginia said...

OH my. What a find. Gorgeous old door with the stark white sculpture. Interesting the books...........
Beautiful shot JM>
V

Jarart said...

I almost missed this wonderful shot, my computer is acting strange. This is a great capture!

Halcyon said...

What an odd sculpture. Not sure that I care for it. But I like that old door.

T. Becque said...

This is funny (with a lot of truth in it too)!

Randy said...

That is a great find.

AB said...

I wonder what he did to have to sit there forever.