Saturday, September 5, 2015

The Weekend in Black and White

This is Andrieu d'Andres, one of the brave burghers
of Calais immortalized by Auguste Rodin
in his famous sculpture.  Here he's depicted
(in a separate study that stands in Rodin's garden)
thinking that he's going to a certain death at the hands
of King Edward III.  In fact, all six were saved by
Edward's wife, Queen Philippa.

[To see more b/w images, visit Dragonstar's meme.]


  1. Black and white and myriad shades of grey.

    When looking at the entire group of figures it is easy to quickly scan by individual faces and their reflected emotions. You have provided us with some focused intensity.

  2. Such a powerful sculpture. Excellent photo.

  3. so many details and light/shades. very expressive face. great for B&W.


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