Sunday 4 May 2014

by Barbie Corbett-Newmin

Cristo Redentor


With his arms spread wide as if to embrace all of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the Cristo Redentor statue is visible virtually anywhere in the city. The statue's pedestal is the 2310-foot mountain, Corcovado. The contemporary Christ figure on top rises another 100 feet, its arms extending nearly 92 feet from fingertip to fingertip. Its soapstone and concrete weighs about 700 tons. French sculptor Paul Landowski and a team of artisans erected the statue to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of Brazil's 1822 independence from Portugal. Due to budget issues, the centennial artwork wasn't finished until 1931, after help from the Vatican. The sleek and impressive Cristo Redentor statue was voted as one of the New Wonders Of The World in 2007. 

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About Barbie:

Enjoy some photographic travels and surprises via some of these images. My lifelong passion for travel shows in my photographic offerings of broadened horizons.You'll find humor and knowledge in these images and descriptions as well as some beauty and oddity.

I have sold creative works as an oil painter, water colorist, ceramic artist (trained at historic Pewabic Pottery), copper enameler, and photographer. I love having actionable artistic visions when a camera is handy! Much of my professional graphic arts experience was as an employee or owner of award-winning Detroit area advertising agencies. I proudly served on the Board of the Paint Creek Center for the Arts in Rochester, Michigan, and was a Founders Society member, Detroit Institute of Arts.

Any image can be changed to your taste (i.e., shape,cropping, color to black-and-white or sepia, add or delete border, etc.). Simply email me, and I will post a revised image to suit. Please consider enjoying some of these images in your home or office, as note cards or gifts. Your views, comments, purchases, shares, likes, tweets, referrals, etc. would be SO GREATLY appreciated, Thank you very much!

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