The Goat Head

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The Goat Head

The Goat Head

Sebastian Dietl’s evocative photograph transports us to the heart of Varanasi, India, where a lone goat takes center stage against a striking crimson backdrop. This composition is a visual symphony of contrasts, where the goat’s tranquil presence harmonizes with the bold, impassioned red wall.

The goat, a symbol of resilience and adaptability in rural India, exudes a sense of quiet contemplation. Its weathered coat, touched by the city’s dusty winds, contrasts elegantly with the vibrant background. The soft curvature of its horns echoes the winding lanes of Varanasi, inviting viewers to trace its path.

The red wall, a testament to the city’s rich history, radiates warmth and intensity. It seems to tell a story of countless sunsets and rituals, creating a compelling juxtaposition with the goat’s simplicity. This image captures the essence of Varanasi, where ancient traditions coexist with the modern world.

Dietl’s skillful use of light and shadow adds depth to the photograph, emphasizing the texture of the goat’s fur and the weathered surface of the wall. It’s a tableau that encapsulates the timeless charm of Varanasi, where spirituality and everyday life converge, and where even a goat against a red wall becomes a work of art.

Varanasi, India


Mounting and Framing

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Picture printed in HD photo paper under 0.08″ glossy acrylic glass. Printed to the edge, mounted with aluminum-dibond 0,12″, and ready to hang.

Frame Options
  • Wood Floating Frame
    • Sizes 30×20, 36×24, 42×28, 48×16, 60×20 – width: 0.59 in (15 mm)
    • Sizes 46.5×31, 60×40,  72×24, 84×28, 90×30 – width: 1.2 in (30 mm)
  • Slim Aluminum Art Frame
    • Sizes 30×20, 36×24, 42×28, 48×16, 60×20, 72×24 – depth: 1 in (25 mm)
    • Sizes 46.5×31, 60×40 – depth: 2 in (50 mm)
    • Colors: black and silver
  • Roma Italian Frame
    • Sizes 30×20, 36×24, 42×28, 48×16, 60×20, 72×24 – 2.7 in (70 mm)
    • Sizes 46.5×31, 60×40, 84×28, 90×30 – 4.1 in (104 mm)

Custom format: maximum size 94.4 x 48 in.  Artwork can be matted upon request.

Contact us for special customizations.


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Limited editions are numbered and come with a Certificate of Authenticity. Open Fine Art editions are unnumbered.

OE0096 - The Goat Head
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