Suvi’s Statues: Fanor Hernández

I know many of you have some statues stored just itching to be shown, and now Saturdays are the time and Suvi’s challenge is the place and you’ve got almost all week to join. This week I’ve got for you a sculptor whose works don’t lie as if he came from Colombia. Maybe because he does.

This lovely surprise happened when we were strolling along Via Appia Antica in Roma. In this post from my first blog are some doors from there, and the second part will come in the future.

In between all the doors our host showed us a villa that used to be private but then the owner wished to evade taxes and was selling it at a very low price on paper. The state of Italy intervened as is its right, and bought it for the requested price. And then an ancient thermal complex from 2nd Century AD was discovered under the vineyard. Only in Roma. They call this archaeological site Capo di Bove.

The garden around the villa hosts an exhibition of bronze statues by Colombian sculptor Fanor Hernández entitled “Materia e vita”, Matter and Life. I don’t know titles of individual statues, but full of life they are. Here is how it went:

Photo: a © signature mmm production

For Suvi’s Saturday Statues challenge

12 Comments Add yours

  1. Dan Antion says:

    Beautiful photos. The sculptures capture a nice range of emotion.

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    1. Thank you, Dan! And I salute unscrambled Dan on your photo! 😉

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      1. Dan Antion says:

        I was trying to remember who was looking for clarity in that photo.

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      2. You mean to say nobody else ever complained that it was scrambled? To me it always seemed as if you try to come across as a special agent. 😀

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      3. Dan Antion says:

        People were happy to see me lose the hat. I have to work on a hatless and clear photo 🙂

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  2. joannesisco says:

    Oh my!! What a treasured find!!!
    This is what makes Rome such an adventure to visit. I think one could spend months and years exploring her treasures and still never run out of surprises!

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    1. Oh yes, Joanne, that’s how I feel as well. It helps if you know some local people too. 🙂 Thank you!

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  3. jan says:

    The girl on the swing is my favorite too!

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    1. Thanks, Jan! 🙂


  4. Suvi says:

    What an interesting place! Lucky you found it 🙂 I love the one of the girl on the swing but maybe my favourite is “Family Joy”. Statue galore for sure 😀

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    1. Thanks, Suvi, and yes, we were truly lucky to be told of this exhibition. It was a lovely afternoon.

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