Pietro Brosio Gallery

"The Universal Peace", 1976, oil on canvas 100x70cm.


January 26, 2010

Monument to Emanuele Filiberto

Turin, Piazza San Carlo - The equestrian monument to Duke Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy (1528-1580), created by Carlo Marocchetti in 1838.

Comments: 37

Bella la tua immagine Pietro di questa statua equestre dove la neve che ammanta tutto ruba la scena all'oggetto della foto stessa.

Un saluto e buona giornata!

Impressive! The snow is a nice touch :)

great shot. the backdrop building makes it look a bit like a painting.

La neige lui va bien, très stylisé par cette neige, qui souligne les courbes. Le bâtiment en arrière plan renforce toute la beauté de cette photo. Les teintes et la lumière sont toutes en harmonie.

sonia a. mascaro
What a great picture, Pietro!
The equestrian monument is very impressive.

Have a nice week ahead!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy
Pietro: What a neat piece of art, made in 1838 is amazing in itself. I base time on American history and that was before our Civil War. The statue has passed the test of time.
Pietro, this is such a beautiful capture with the snow, as well as a nicely designed image!

What a perfect picture. I like everything in the photo from the sculpture, decorated with snow, to the building in the background.


Sylvia K
Terrific capture as always, Pietro!! Love the snow! Perfect touch! Marvelous! Hope your week is going well!


With the snow everything is even more fascinating!
Beautiful photos, thanks!

Photo Cache
the background looks like an impressive building.

Such terrific movement is caught in the sculpture. It has a marvelous background in that mellow yellow building which is a work of architectural art in its own right.
Hope you're having a wonderful week Pietro!

That is a really wonderful image!

Bella foto, poi con la neve è ancora più suggestiva!
Buona giornata Pietro ed un cordiale saluto.

Bonjour une superbe photo bravo

Nice ! Ang galing!

Great capture!
Thanks for the info on it.

The Blonde Duck
The horse looks so regal!

Elegant. Beautiful.

The monument is grand, as is the palazzo behind it, but most of all I love the colours and the snow on the horse. As if the snowflakes wanted to give it all a more dynamic silhouette. Enjoyed it lots! :-)

It's a fine and elegant statue. But then, also the back building is.
And with snow and the angle you framed it, it almost seems horse and rider are running!

The Blonde Duck
I'm so glad you like the pet story. :)

Ciao Pietro buon week-end... un abbraccio!

Beautiful snow-clad statue, and I've been learning more about Italian history as a result. When I googled it I found that there is a living descendant of the same name.

Bellissima l'immagine Pietro...
la prima volta che vidi quel cavallo mi venne voglia di abbracciarlo:-), poi con quel sottile velo di neve è incantevole, grazie.
Buona serata:-)

It is beautiful the way you caught this photo Pietro. The statue is so beautiful...while looking at it I have such a feeling that the horse will move any minute. I also like the building in the background.All the details make this photo really very attractive and beautiful.
Have a wonderful weekend!

This is such an interesting photo. . .lines, color and especially the random collection of snow. Thanks for sharing!

Ciao Pietro, buon weekend

Ciao Pietro, buon fine settimana.
Un cordiale saluto.

Hi Pietro!
oh, he looks like Samurai!
Have a lovely weekend:)

The pic looks so real life ! The horse appears to be in motion and one can see the sword actually being withdrawn from its sheath ! Splendid stuff - full credit to you for this captivating pic.

Merhaba Pietro,
What a fine art of good taste in showing the Duke's victories with a Bronze Horse.

All of my best wishes for a nice weekend~

Luma Rosa
The Piazza San Carlo with its baroque architecture and the twin churches of San Carlo and Santa Cristina are a good point of view with the statue of the Duke Emanuele Filiberto in the center of the square. A symbol of the city. I heard to say that it was there, in one of the coffees of the Piazza San Carlo that drink known as vermouth, or vermute, was invented.

Bom fim de semana! Beijus,

Those were the good old days, when men had a gallant steed and a spear. ;)

Louis la Vache
What passes for 'sculpture' today is a sad contrast to the grace and beauty of the sculpture of the time when this was made.

The snow makes a whole difference!!

Hey Pietro! Long time no see :) How are you doing? I hope you'll drop me a comment on my blog!

I love this photo. The statue is impressive.