April 17, 2010

Behind bars

The Door by Conrado Mercado, aluminum and brass relief, 152 x 203 cm, 1973. Even back in my college days, this was one of my favorite social realist pieces from the Ateneo Art Gallery. Very powerful. And painful.

The Door by Conrado Mercado

14 comments:

Don and Krise said...

No kidding. I love metal work and this one is wonderful.

Photo Cache said...

this makes me sad.

ρομπερτ said...

Probably the best reason to invent keys.

Please have a wonderful start into the weekend.

daily athens

Rob and Mandy said...

This is different!

brattcat said...

This really needs to be enlarged to be appreciated. It is so sad and so very beautiful.

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

I have this uneasy feeling when I look at the bars and see the sadness in their faces. A thought provoking picture.

Louis la Vache said...

Powerful, indeed, Hilda.

Jarart said...

Those doors are magnificent! What a great work of art.

Cezar and Léia said...

I'm wondering who they were...
God bless you!
Cezar

James Mark said...

Yes, very different and intriguing.

Ursel said...

Great artwork, and yes, sad too. Interesting that they are behind bars in a door, they are not only behind bars, they are also behind doors they can't open.

the donG said...

wow! as always, i get to see a lot of things for the first time here.

AB said...

An impressive work

T. Becque said...

Those doors are great!!