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Boadicea Monument - by Thomas Thornycroft aka Boadicea and her Daughters

Installed: 1902

Location: North side of the western end of Westminster Bridge, facing Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster across the road.

The statue represents Boudica, queen of the Celtic Iceni tribe, who led an uprising in Roman Britain.




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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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Studio Visit of Artist Muralist Hector Duarte.

It was part of Open House Chicago 2017.

On a cold, rainy day of October 14, 2017, I visited the studio of artist Hector Duarte.  The studio was vibrant and warm, with brightly colored murals on the walls that would cheer anyone on a cold damp day!  It was the first time that I was meeting the...

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