15 August 2006

Daedalus and Icarus

"Icarus and Daedalus" is by far my favorite sculpture in the Museum of Fine Arts. It's located right in front of the main entrance and the inscription in its base says "United in Glory and Death". The author is Rebeca Matte (1875 - 1929), the first chilean woman sculptor. Nevertheless, this is actually a copy. The original was given as a gift to the Brazilian government and can be found in a park in Rio de Janeiro. Due to its success among Brazilians, the artist's husband decided to make a bronze copy of the statue, which you can see in this picture.

5 Comments:

Blogger Meg Nakagawa said...

Beatutiful. Why so few people around?

8/17/2006 12:55 AM  
Blogger Edulabbe said...

Hi Meg. It was quite early and kinda cold. It's winter here, and temperature at that time in the morning usually is about 5 or 6ºC.

8/17/2006 2:24 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

Do us a favor and choose the larger photo format in the blogger or photo program you are using. Your photos are so nice, I'd really like to see them better without enlarging by clicking.
This shot is wonderful, and I can see why you love this sculpture. What a courtyard. It rivals Paris!
-Kim

8/17/2006 9:10 PM  
Anonymous green day lover said...

this is by far the best site for Daedalus and Icarus. you have really helped me out with my honors english project on mythology!! i love this site thanks alot

p.s. great photo of the Daedalus and Icarus monument thing.

10/01/2006 4:08 PM  
Blogger Edulabbe said...

Thanks for your compliments.
It's great that you liked the site and feel welcome to come back!
And BTW, I also love Green Day...

10/01/2006 4:33 PM  

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