The 700-year-old sculpture


November: The 700-year-old sculpture swallowed by tree roots

A photo that won an award in November – showing a sculpture at a 14th-Century Buddhist temple in central Thailand – was praised by Grovier for “the sense of gradual erasure that seems to deepen before us – of nature slowly eradicating every trace left by the ancient sculptor who created the ruined statue of Buddha almost 700 years ago”. With its “jigsaw of geometric joints and elbowing shadows”, revealing the Buddha’s face “as if on the verge of dissolving into the dense shatter of shapes that surround it”, the image reminded Grovier of Cubist paintings by Picasso and Cézanne. (Credit: Mathew Browne/ Historic Photographer of the Year)

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