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#1197168 - Tue May 22 2018 01:01 PM Re: Works of art (photos of)
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#1197491 - Tue May 29 2018 07:15 AM Re: Works of art (photos of)
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Picasso's model for his untitled 1967 sculpture. The model is in the Chicago Institute of Art, the sculpture is in Daley Plaza.

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#1199200 - Fri Jun 22 2018 12:21 PM Re: Works of art (photos of)
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Another Picasso from the Chicago Art Museum. This is his painting "The Old Guitarist".


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#1211818 - Mon Nov 12 2018 05:45 AM Re: Works of art (photos of)
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This is the bust of the Egyptian/French entertainer Yolanda Gigliotti, otherwise known as 'Dalida'. In her day she was one of France's most popular entertainers and during her career she sold over 140 million albums and singles. Dalida committed suicide in 1987 and is buried in the Montmartre Cemetery in Paris.

There are no prizes for guessing as to why certain prominent features on this memorial are of a considerably lighter shade than the rest wink

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#1211825 - Mon Nov 12 2018 10:03 AM Re: Works of art (photos of)
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#1234865 - Sun Jun 09 2019 01:27 AM Re: Works of art (photos of)
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Photo taken in Bodenwerder, Germany, the home of Baron Münchhausen. This half-horse statue represents one of his stories.

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#1235792 - Fri Jun 21 2019 07:34 AM Re: Works of art (photos of)
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It's not pretty when Godzilla encounters garden gnomes...



(Seen at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art)

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#1251421 - Sat Nov 30 2019 05:25 PM Re: Works of art (photos of)
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Here's a metal bird sculpture next to the mighty Mississippi river in Grafton, Il.







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Edit Reason: Just some light housekeeping
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#1251565 - Mon Dec 02 2019 10:22 AM Re: Works of art (photos of)
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Don't know about "Work of art", but someone clearly put a lot of effort into it.

This is a wood carving found at the visitors center of Pere Marquette State Park.

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#1253505 - Fri Dec 20 2019 12:38 PM Re: Works of art (photos of)
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Ruling from the judges on whether stone masonry work and stained glass are considered works of art?

I took this the other day when we had more snow on the ground. This is the Macoupin County courthouse, built at a cost of over a million dollars in the late 1870s. Infamous around here for bribery and corruption charges during construction. You should see the main courtroom where the dome is, ornate plaster molding work all over the place.



By the way this is the courthouse for a county that largest town (more like a village) has a population of only 6000 people. Maybe they did go a little overboard with it. smile


Edited by DireWolf74 (Fri Dec 20 2019 07:34 PM)
Edit Reason: Dangling participle had too much dang, not enough ling.
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#1253567 - Fri Dec 20 2019 09:11 PM Re: Works of art (photos of)
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I would have thought that fancy decoration at the top of the columns, and various other places, would count as art - it's not there to support the roof but only to look good.

Plus it's Christmas. smile
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#1253569 - Fri Dec 20 2019 09:36 PM Re: Works of art (photos of)
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Well, you're the only judge that counts around here so....

Merry Christmas! laugh
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#1254984 - Thu Jan 09 2020 10:26 AM Re: Works of art (photos of)
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My friend's wife does all these different craft projects. Here's one she made inside of a small lantern. She used pinecones and the flower in front is sumac that someone carved. Don't know where she got the two birds from.

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#1255554 - Wed Jan 15 2020 04:38 AM Re: Works of art (photos of)
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Patch on my shirt.
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#1257150 - Sat Feb 01 2020 08:30 PM Re: Works of art (photos of)
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#1257542 - Wed Feb 05 2020 08:22 PM Re: Works of art (photos of)
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Recreation of the Nina. One of the ships of Columbus.
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#1261203 - Thu Mar 19 2020 06:25 PM Re: Works of art (photos of)
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This is a recreation of a local Native American legend called the Piasa Bird.



The first accounts of seeing paintings like this along the cliffs of the Mississippi river by Alton, Il were recorded by French explorers in 1673.

More info can be found here on the Encyclopedia Britannica page for it.

It's an interesting read.

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Piasa-bird
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