Lying On Side Collection
"Lying on Side: A Study in Serenity and Grace" In the realm of art, the languid pose of an Odalisque from 1920 captivates with its allure
Sleeping Nude, Back View, Ochre Background; Nu Couche, vu de Dos, sur fond Ocre, c
1767861 Sleeping Nude, Back View, Ochre Background; Nu Couche, vu de Dos, sur fond Ocre, c.1885 (oil on canvas) by Renoir
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"Lying on Side: A Study in Serenity and Grace" In the realm of art, the languid pose of an Odalisque from 1920 captivates with its allure. The oil on canvas masterpiece showcases a woman reclining on her side, exuding both sensuality and tranquility. Moving to Rome's Basilica of St. Caecilia, we encounter a statue by Carlo Maderno depicting the saint lying peacefully on her side. The artist's skill brings forth a sense of devotion and reverence through this exquisite work from 1910. Nature too offers moments of repose as captured in photographs. Picture a lazy cat basking under the warm Greek sun against traditional white houses in Kastro Village, Sifnos. Its relaxed posture mirrors that of ancient terracotta statuettes like the Sleeping Lady from Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, showcasing how humans have long sought solace while lying on their sides. Venturing into wildlife territory reveals astonishing scenes. Imagine encountering a majestic Royal Bengal Tiger at Ranthambhor National Park in India, lounging gracefully on its side amidst cenotaphs - an image that epitomizes regal elegance merged with natural beauty. The animal kingdom also presents endearing moments when creatures find comfort while resting sideways. An otter female meticulously grooms herself amidst seaweed off Mull's coast in Scotland, while grey seal pups yawn or adorably cover their eyes with flippers at Donna Nook in Lincolnshire during November's chilly days. Further north, Svalbard unveils another marvel as a ringed seal hauls out onto rocky terrain before settling down sideways to rest undisturbed amid Norway's breathtaking landscapes. Traveling across continents takes us to Praslin Island where Seychelles' local fish market buzzes with activity against an idyllic backdrop. Amidst vibrant colors and bustling crowds lies yet another example of life paused, as fishermen take a moment to rest on their sides.