We visited Barcelona’s Cathedral (Catedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Eulalia) one day last month and I came across this sculpture by Josep Llimona i Bruguera in one of the many cloister chapels adjacent to the church. It’s called El Entierro de Christo (The Burial of Christ) and it will be my entry for Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness Challenge 2-34.
Llimona was one of Barcelona’s most famous artists in the last decades of the 19th century and the first few decades of the 20th century. You can find samples of his work all over Barcelona including the Placa de Catalunya and the Parc de la Ciutadella. He even contributed to the Columbus Monument at the foot of La Rambla by producing the eight reliefs that tell the story of Columbus and his service under Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand. I’ll show you some of these reliefs in my next posting about our walk down La Rambla.
For most of my prior Monochrome Madness entries I used Adobe Lightroom and/or Nik Silver Efex Pro to process the photo and convert to monochrome. For this photo I used Lightroom and two presets — Detail Extractor and BW Conversion — in the Nik Color Efex Pro plug-in.
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And don’t forget to swing over to Leanne’s website to see what other photographers are doing in monochrome these days.