Sunday, February 21, 2010
AIC: Truth [By Daniel Chester French]
By Daniel Chester French
1900 / Plaster
Location: Art Institute of Chicago
Galleries of American Art - Lower Level - Sculpture Court [Gallery: 161]..
The marker reads..
In 1989 Daniel Chester French was commissioned to create six allegorical figures representing Bounty, Courage, Integrity, Prudence, Truth and Wisdom for the facade of the Minnesota State Capital Building in Saint Paul. This plaster is a working model and is half the size of the marble figure that appears on the Capital Building paired with Integrity. In his portrayal of Truth, French used symbols drawn from classical and Renaissance sources. The mirror she holds reflects life without illusions, her partial nudity alludes to the nature of truth.
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