Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Field Museum of Natural History: Reliefs panels and Caryatids by Henry Hering

The Field Museum of Natural History

The skull and the ankh really caught my eyes...
I had learnt about ankh only a few days back. It's an ancient Egyptian hierogyyphic character that reads "life".

Anthropology - by Henry Hering,
Relief panel: Winged female figure holding a human skull and an Ankh

Geology - by Henry Hering
 Relief panel: Winged female figure holding a globe
with North and South American continents and a torch representing fire
Caryatids - by Henry Hering
I have yet to photograph relief panels "Botany" and "Zoology"
For a very interesting read about the Field Museum architecture.. click here

Monday, August 13, 2012

New York City [Guggenheim Museum]

 "Let each man exercise the art he knows"
- Aristophanes [ 422 B.C.]

This museum designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
is the gift of Solomon R. Guggenheim

This seal is at the entrance of the Guggenheim Museum, New York City.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
The Museum of Non-Objective Painting
Desinged by Frank Lloyd Wright
 Opened: October 21, 1959

Address: 1071 Fifth Avenue [at 89th Street]
New York, NY 10128

These images were taken on July 2, 2011. For some reason, mostly "paucity of time",  which is a better way of admitting to "laziness", I never published them. So here they are, one year later..

The skylight at the center of the museum..

Trip to NY Summer Vacation, 2011..   click here..