Francine In Retirement
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CEE’S BLACK AND WHITE CHALLENGE: STATUES

“THE NOBLE QUARTET”

OF THE

THE FOUR DISCIPLINES

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SCIENCE – GAILEO

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THE ARTS – MICHELANGELO

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MUSIC – BACH

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LITERATURE – SHAKESPEARE

This statue of Michelangelo, located in front of Carnegie Museum of Natural History, was designed by John Massey Rhind in 1907. It is part of a grouping of sculptures created for the Carnegie Institute and Library Complex, including a set of four allegorical figures, representing the four disciplines housed by the Institute, on the roof and the earthly embodiments of those disciplines, located at each of the two main entrances– representing the Art (Michelangelo), Literature (Shakespeare), Music (Bach) and Science (Galileo). The statues were cast in lost wax in Italy and assembled and finished by Rhind in New York.

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FOUR ALLEGORICAL FIGURES

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10 Responses to “CEE’S BLACK AND WHITE CHALLENGE: STATUES”

  1. Marvelous blacks and whites for this challenge. Thanks so much!

  2. Excellent photos, Francine!! Happy Friday and weekend, my dear! :-)

  3. What perfect choices for a museum and great photos too!

  4. Wonderful statues, Francine. I love the B&W. Happy weekend to you. :)

  5. Nice collection, Francine.

  6. Great shots of these great men Francine! Your posts haven’t been showing up in my mail or reader!

  7. Very impressive statues, Francine, and shooting them in B&W makes them perfect for the challenge.

  8. Magnificent! A moving reminder to look back on our past , learn from it and appreciate what we have now because of the efforts of all the amazing men and women of history.

  9. I like your images! Being a professional photographer I am aware it is usually tricky to find the beest ones although they’re good.
    I use some Lightroom presets to keep some consistency with my own.


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