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NEAK PEAN -UNESCO World Heritage Site [WHS], as part of Angkor Archaeological Park, listed as WHS in 1992.

Location: circular island in Jayatataka Baray, which was associated with Preah Khan temple.

Built: 12th century

Creator: Jayavarman VII

Sanctum: Buddha.

Neak Pean means the "entwined serpents."

Neak Pean was originally designed for medical purposes. Tt is one of the many hospitals that Jayavarman VII...

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BANTEAY SRIE - - UNESCO World Heritage Site [WHS], as part of Angkor Archaeological Park, listed as WHS in 1992.

Consecrated: 967

Creator: Yajnavaraha

Sanctum: Shiva temple

The temple is said to be the "Jewel of Khmer Art."

In Khmer, the temple's name Banteay Srie means  "citadel of the women". Though the original name is "Tribhuvanamaheśvara," [meaning Great Lord of the Threefold World], an appellation...

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Rodin: Sculptor and Storyteller

Temporary Exhibition: March 4, 2018.

Location: The Art Institute of Chicago / Gallery 246.

The public are weary of statues that say nothing. Well, here is a man coming forward whose statues live and speak, and speak things worth uttering. —Robert Louis Stevenson, 1886.

The year 2017 marks the 100 years of the death of Auguste Rodin [1840–1917]. At the...
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The Hand of God - by Auguste Rodin

Modeled 1898, cast 1920s or earlier.

Exhibition:  Rodin: Sculptor and Storyteller

Location: Art Institute of Chicago.

The sculpture evokes the biblical account of the creation of human kind, which Rodin imagined as an act of sculpting. The work depicts an embryonic couple, probably Adam and Eve, emerging from a formless mass...
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