Sunday, July 24, 2011

ATLANTApix: Flora

Flora at the High Museum of Art
"Flora" at the High Museum of Art
Not all beautiful marble sculptures are carved in Europe...some are American. "Flora," (photo) one of my favorites of the High Museum of Art's collection, was created by Chauncey Bradley Ives of Hamden, Connecticut, in 1852, when he was only 42.

The High has an incredible collection of marble sculptures, housed mainly in the Meier Building. One of the most popular is the "Veiled Rebecca." I'd be very curious to know where each of their sculptures rank in popularity...which would of course change over time as taste, fashion, and trends overall evolve.

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