Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Indian Hunter and His Dog





This Indian lad has always appealed to me. Perhaps one photo would be sufficient, but I decided to indulge myself and post these shots that I took on a rainy day recently.

Artist: Paul Manship
Media: Bronze on metal base inside teal and blue tile circular pool
Location: Cochran Park, Summit and Western Avenues

"This elegant Art Deco style statue was created by the Saint Paul native and internationally acclaimed artist, Paul Manship. The statue was commissioned by the family of Thomas Cochran and originally installed in Cochran Park in 1926. Because of vandalism, it was replicated and the original was removed to Como Park in 1967. In 1994, due to a neighborhood initiative by Alma Joseph and the Ramsey Hill Association, the sculpture was returned to its original location.

Paul Manship studied painting at what is now the Minnesota Museum of American Art. He also studied at the Arts Student League in New York City and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. It is here he worked as an apprentice with Isidore Konti. WIth Konti's support he received a three-year fellowship to the American Academy in Rome. In 1920 he moved his family to Paris and lived there until World War II forced him to move back to the United States. His finest work was done between the wars, culminating in his best known work, the Rockefeller Plaza Prometheus in New York City which looks over the Rockefeller Plaza ice rink." (Parks and Recreation)

27 comments:

  1. I really like the power and motion in this statue. Its a beautiful piece of art.

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  2. its beautiful and one of the first Indian statutes that i have ever seen........i am looking forward to more sculptures from your city...and you are right Anne Frank's writings were never dark..the hope was so strong in her....

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  3. Rainy day? But I can see sun patches everywhere! Ah yes, the drops on his face!

    Glad you posted several photos. His face is definitely worth a close-up and the body with the head off enables us to concentrate on his running body movement.

    I like the contrast between native indian and traditional new england architecture at the back.

    A wonderful post, Kate.
    Hope you are well.

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  4. belle serie, les details sont superbes et merci pour les commentaires de ce post


    beautiful series, the details are superb and thank you for the comments for this post

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  5. I love this! It would fit right in near me in Oklahoma.

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  6. Very nice and interesting!!

    ... and now I know who made the famous golden statue at Rockefeller Plaza!

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  7. What a beautiful statue and I can see the rain drops too.
    Hope you have a nice day Kate.

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  8. This is the statue, I like! so well captured motion and power too as Sue said.
    Beautiful to look at.
    And now I have learned again somthing new about your post, we are never too old for that!
    Hoping your feeling a little better now.

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  9. Oh my. This brought tears to my eyes, Kate. It is a beautiful piece and not just because it is art, but rather because it depicts a whole people and a way of life that was simply extinguished by those who were our ancestors. I have written about the "first terrorists" before, but not on this blog. It is hard, sometimes, for me to accept that my ancestors were among the original terrorists who came to America from England.

    It is a fabulous piece and you did some justice in presenting it from all sides. Thanks for the post today.

    In contrast, my offering is a bit subdued.

    I have 1 baby raccoon today and a pile of poop!
    Brookville Daily Photo

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  10. There's a wonderful kinetic energy to the statue! It seems very fluid and alive...

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  11. Kate - nice pix of sculpture. The color tone of the statue is unusual and gets my attention - gray rather than brown-red, more like steel than bronze. I like the top picture the base. It brings out the subject's personality. The other thing I really like is that you shot the statue straight-on. Many photos of statues are (necessarily) shot looking up but yours are on the viewer's scale.

    Thanks for your note on my blog yesterday. I posted a short response. I agree with your last point.

    Bob

    http://saintlouismodailyphoto.blogspot.com/

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  12. I like this series of photos you're posting now - like the new header too!

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  13. This statue is really well executed, I like the sensation of motion the author gave (I don't know if my words are understandable...). Rainy day? I guess the sun was not far away. And your new banner is beautiful!

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  14. Beautiful bronze! I like the movement too.

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  15. AND a new header...!

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  16. denton11:15 AM

    Very nice banner ... I'm pleased to see the artist was local. I find it curious to see artist from out of an area creating sculptures of local residents from years past. If a local artist is not available that is understandable however in most cases local talent is available.

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  17. To answer your question from my post, yes she is one of three granddaughters. Her sister has the same red hair too.
    Thanks for asking and have a good day.

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  18. I love it as I love everything concern art. Thank you to have published some particular of the statue. I love the head with those water drops

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  19. An amazing work. I really like this. I can see how it appealed to you.

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  20. Interesting way to post a statue. Gives you a indepth look at all the features. You have quite a find there.

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  21. Are you ready for tomorrow's milestone???

    Congratulations Kate ;)

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  22. A beautiful piece of art. I like the drops on his head.

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  23. Great photos Kate! This is one of the great things about CDPB - not only do we get to see cool things in other cities, we get to explore our own with a different eye!

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  24. kate, this is a gorgeous face! I really like the closest shot! great done!

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  25. When I saw the first photo, I thought it was Prometheus too. How cool is that?

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  26. Elegant. I like the picture on top. Smooth surface for a sculpture.

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  27. You are right Kate; Your photo, of the Indian Hunter statue in St. Paul, and my photo of the Cherokee Indian statue, in Greenville, are similar in perspective and subject. Similar enough that I said oh when your photo appeared (smile).

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