Brazenly Naked

Sublime Bronze cropped“Stone Age, Bronze age, Iron age. We define entire epics of humanity by the technology they use.” ~ Reed Hastings

Tanning Lotion – Puts a whole new perspective on a revival of the Bronze age!

This weekend, the Saturday photo challenge over at Weekly Prompts, the site I share with my partner GC is our monthly colour challenge, and for October GC has chosen the colour Bronze or to be more precise Brazenly Bronze.




Lawrence the bull, when compared to his lady friend looks as though he’s used a tad too much bronzing lotion.

When eldest daughter Victoria and I visit English stately homes, neither of us can resist taking photographs of the artwork; statues are normally in abundance and are frequently in the form of naked men!

Damien Hurst's Bartholomew re-sized

When we visited Chatsworth last summer, I took this photograph of a true bronze sculpture, Damien Hirst’s Saint Bartholomew.

Later, when touring the extensive gardens, we found ourselves facing another naked man!

A Naked Bronze cropped

I’m not too certain who this brazenly bronze figure depicts, nonetheless, he has earned himself a place in my collection.

Keeping up with the theme of nakedness, I recently took the opportunity to photograph these little figures that I spotted in the window of an art gallery.

Bronze Hares Otley Art Gallery

I think the pair are bronze, on the hand they could be brass, but let’s not split ‘hares’!

(C) 2019 Photo Challenge Brazenly Bronze from Weekly Prompts

20 thoughts on “Brazenly Naked

      1. I think I do actually prefer a world of ‘Fake tan’ over the thought of all that ‘Tanning oil’ people used to cover themselves with in the 70’s and then go out to cook themselves! However as for the rest of the ‘Fake’ world . . .

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    1. I wish I had thought of that one!

      Funny you should say that, because this morning a very unusual cartoon picture came my way of Donald and Boris. I just need to figure out how to incorporate it into a new post! Thank you, Derrick

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  1. Murphy's Law

    “Donald” was my first thought…..although in a lot of photographs he looks orange! Back in the late 50’s -early 60’s sun worshippers poured iodine into baby oil to get the “bronze look”! Good grief.

    I laughed out loud at your description of Lawrence and your “let’s not split ‘hares’ ” comment.

    Whoever that brazenly bronze figure is, he seems to be standing at attention….all over!! 😂😳😂

    This is a fun post Sue. Very clever.
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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    1. Iodine and baby oil? That’s one I’ve never heard of. In my teens, my Italian neighbour who’d married an Englishman told me to use olive oil. I did and was literally fried! She said she couldn’t understand it as Italians never burned! Obviously she hadn’t taken into consideration my whiter than white English skin!

      You’re right about the brazenly bronze figure, he is certainly asking to be noticed!

      Thank you for enjoying this post and for your lovely comments. 🙂


  2. Lawrence is very handsome! Maybe he just got back from a lay-in-the-sun holiday at the beach! 😛
    “split hares”…you made me snort-laugh! 😀
    I love all the nakedly brazeness and nakedly bronzeness you shared in these photos, Sue!!! 🙂 Very clever, creative, and cute! 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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