The subject of this photo is the meeting of the past with the present and the future. I combined a famous copy of the ancient Glory sculpture with a giant Ferris wheel and a dove perched on Pegasus' head to pose for me. They suddenly turned into an interesting collage, which received new colors and new meaning. Due to the perspective, the rider has a giant halo around her head, which makes her look like a distant cousin to the American Liberty statue. The petals of the base of the Ferris wheel enhance the analogy with the famous spikes you can see on the crown of the symbol of the American dream. This hint has its own history, it was Eiffel and his collaborators who helped to create the Statue of Liberty, so there are enough manifestations of the purely French spirit in its designs.
Only if you look closely can you notice a pigeon perched on Pegasus’ head. This living gray bird becomes part of the fiery sculpture and gives new meaning to the message of the rider on Pegasus. They give a rise to new reflections on the bizarre combination of the fates of works of art designed to last for several centuries. Or, how strange a meeting of the past and the present can be, and how unusual the future can become.
In the photo, you can see part of the Glory composition: it is a soft-bodied, baroque woman rider on Pegasus who foretells all sorts of good things to King Louis XIV, whose court sculptor was Antoine Quazevox, the author of this work. The traditional decoration of the Tuileries Garden is only a copy, because the original is stored in a museum in the Louvre.
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