Sunday, January 23, 2011

Play Days



Because this is probably my favorite statue in the Conservatory, I often photograph her and have posted her on my blog on two different occasions. Located in the Sunken Garden at the Como Park Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, “Play Days” is a 1925 sculpture by Harriest Frishmuth.  “Play Days” is a nude probably modeled after the dancer Desha Delteil. The “Play Days” figure is tentatively testing the water where four frogs are spouting water and real goldfish swim in the pool.


It’s a playful and graceful sculpture, which matches its surroundings. Children consistently gather at the figure’s feet, trying to get as close to the goldfish as possible.

14 comments:

  1. She looks so tentative while testing the water. Maybe it is supposed to be the cold water of a freshly thawed Minnesota lake.

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  2. So full of harmony place here.

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  3. She is incredibly beautiful! So very life-like! Great photos, too!

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  4. It a beautiful piece of art, I like the the frogs in the base.

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  5. wonderful sculpture.

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  6. Thanks for showing the beautiful poinsettias and the lovely statue which I've photographed other years, too!

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  7. I'm sure the kids have lots of questions on her lack of clothing... hahahaha!

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  8. It is a beautiful sculpture. I can see why it is a favorite.

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  9. That is so peaceful. I can see why you like it so.

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  10. Indeed, lovely, graceful and a touch whimsical all at the same time. «Louis» understands why you favor this beautiful statue.

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  11. It's a very pretty statue, but I think she could stand to gain a few pounds! ;-)

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  12. I do understand your love to Play Days - and the Conservatory ;-)
    So many great photos the last days, full of colors!

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  13. Nice shots! This reminds me that I want to get over to the Conservatory...the BEST time to go is in the middle of winter when it's single digits outside. The contrast is amazing. Looking forward to more photos!

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