Sunday, 13 May 2012

Water angel - Angelo dell'acqua - जलपरी

Bethesda fountain New York - S. Deepak, 2012
Bethesda fountain New York - S. Deepak, 2012
Bethesda fountain New York - S. Deepak, 2012

New York, USA: Shown in many Hollywood films and TV serials, when you first see the Bethesda fountain, built in 1873 in the central park, it may look familiar. It has the statue of a water angel by American artist Emma Stabbins, with lily flowers in her left hand while with her right hand she blesses the water for purity.

न्यू योर्क, अमरीकाः होलीवुड की बहुत सी फ़िल्मों और टीवी सीरियल में देखा हुआ, सैंट्रल पार्क में 1873 का बना बेथेस्डा फुव्हारा पहली बार देखो तो भी जाना पहचाना सा लगता है. इसमें अमरीकी शिल्पकारा एम्मा स्टेबिन्नस द्वारा बनायी जल परी की मूर्ती है जिसके बायें हाथ में कुमुदनी के फ़ूल हैं और वह दायें हाथ से पानी को पवित्रता और स्वछता का आशीर्वाद दे रही है.

Nuova York, Stati Uniti: Già vista in diversi film e telefilm di Hollywood, quando vedi per la prima volta la fontana di Bethesda costruita nel 1873 nel central park, ti può sembrare familiare. Ha una statua di un angelo dell'acqua della scultrice americana Emma Stabbins, con i gigli nella mano sinistra, mentre con la mano destra dà la benedizione della purezza all'acqua.

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    1. धन्यवाद काजल :)

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  2. looks serene ! nice colors of the leaves in the background !

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    1. Thanks Nitin. Even I love the cool feeling given to the image by the leaves :)

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  3. do you think the sculptures have an Irish influence--I mean the water blessing...

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    1. Stebbins, the sculptor of the fountain, had lived and trained in Rome under an Englishman sculptor. It is said that the idea of the sculpture is based on the story about "pool of bethesda" in Bible, that had healing powers. Bible stories and the church had a profound influence on Irish, I don't know if that creates some kind of link ...

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    2. Hmmm...Irish/celtic understanding of blessed waters come from pagan beliefs which is why we have women blessing it as against the traditional male performing the water blessing rituals in the dominant Church groups...that is what I meant..for example Brigid's wells that I am told dot the Irish landscape. I thought maybe there was a connection...hmmm thanks for info

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    3. Bhavana, Italy does have a strong Celtic history and its influence is there in the sculpture and arts. In addition, while in Rome, Stebbins had fallen in love with a woman artist and had been part of femminist groups. She got the contract for making that sculpture because of her brother who was part of central park committee. So there can be various other connections as well! :)

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