Sunday, February 7, 2016

Genio della Bonifica

Model of the Genio della Bonifica, Genie of the Reclamation, by Pasquale Rizzoli, Palazzo Conoscenti, Via Manzoni, Bologna
Model of the "Genio della Bonifica" (Genie of the Reclamation) by Pasquale Rizzoli, 1920
Palazzo Conoscenti, Via Manzoni
Bologna, June 2015

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Elaborate Lamp Post

Elaborate lamp post, St. Paul's Chapel, Morningside Heights campus, Columbia University, New York
Elaborate lamp post, St. Paul's Chapel, Morningside Heights campus
Columbia University, Amsterdam Avenue
New York, September 2008

“St. Paul's Chapel, on the Morningside Heights campus of Columbia University in Manhattan, New York City, is an Episcopal church built in 1903-07 and designed by I. N. Phelps Stokes, of the firm of Howells & Stokes. The exterior is in the Northern Italian Renaissance Revival style while the interior is Byzantine. ”
(St. Paul's Chapel, Wiwipedia)

Friday, February 5, 2016

Lupa Capitolina

Copy of the Lupa Capitolina, Capitoline Wolf, Piazza del Campidoglio, Capitoline Hill, Rome
Copy of the “Lupa Capitolina” (Capitoline Wolf)
Piazza del Campidoglio, Capitoline Hill
Rome, May 2010

Thursday, February 4, 2016

William Pitt Byrne

William Pitt Byrne memorial fountain by Julia Clara Byrne, Bryanston Square, Marylebone, London
William Pitt Byrne memorial fountain by Julia Clara Byrne, 1862
Bryanston Square, Marylebone
London, September 2014

“After his death, his wife and friends built a memorial fountain in his name in 1862 or 1863, at the south end of Bryanston Square in London; the fountain is still in existence and is a Grade II listed monument. The fountain has an associated plaque.”
(William Pitt Byrne, Wikipedia)

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Anatomical Theatre

Anatomical theatre, Archiginnasio, Piazza Galvani, Bologna
Teatro anatomico (Anatomical theatre), 1637
Archiginnasio, Piazza Galvani
Bologna, June 2015

“The theatre – completely made of spruce wood – underwent several modification and reached its final shape between 1733 and 1736. In this period, Silvestro Giannotti carved the wooden statues which decorate the theatre walls. They represent some famous physicians of Ancient times (Hippocrates, Galenus, etc.) and of the local athenaeum (Mondino de Liuzzi, Gasparo Tagliacozzi). The two famous statues of the ‘Spellati’ (skinned) carrying the canopy surmounting the teacher’s chair are the work of the well-known artist of anatomical wax displays, Ercole Lelli. In the centre of the theatre stands the white table on which the dissection of human or animal bodies took place.”

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Fontaine de la place de la Madeleine

Fontaine de la place de La Madeleine by Gabriel Davioud and Francois-Theophile Murget, Square Santiago-du-Chili, Paris
Fontaine de la Tour-Maubourg or Fontaine de la place de La Madeleine, 1865
Gabriel Davioud, architect and Francois-Theophile Murget, sculptor
Square Santiago-du-Chili
Paris, July 2012

Monday, February 1, 2016

Petar II Petrović-Njegoš

Statue of Petar II Petrović-Njegoš by Sreten Stojanović, Piazzale Paolina Borghese, Villa Borghese gardens, Rome
Statue of Petar II Petrović-Njegoš by Sreten Stojanović, 2005
(A gift from the Montenegro, copy of the original in Podgorica
Piazzale Paolina Borghese, Villa Borghese gardens
Rome, September 2010

“Venerated as a poet and philosopher, Njegoš is well known for his epic poem The Mountain Wreath, which is considered a masterpiece of Serbian and South Slavic literature, and the national epic of Montenegro, Serbia, and Yugoslavia. Njegoš has remained influential in Montenegro and neighbouring countries, and his works have influenced a number of disparate groups, including Serbian, Montenegrin and South Slav nationalists, as well as monarchists and communists.”