Wednesday, April 20, 2011

ABC WEDNESDAY-N-NUDE



“Crest of the Wave” by Harriet Frishmuth sits under the main dome in Como Park’s Conservatory. It’s a playful sculpture and fountain from 1925 and is modeled after dancer Desha Delteil.
The nude figure has a certain grace and carefree joy — as if the warmth of the Conservatory compared to the frigid Minnesota winters outside was so inviting she stripped her clothes and started dancing. Or maybe not.
While we’re on the subject of nudity, it’s worth noting that a contemporary art critic called the work “one of the most important nudes of our time.” (CREDIT: START SEEING ART).

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ADDED LATER: Our weather is STINKO...SNOWING AGAIN!!

14 comments:

  1. belle statue, on dirait une statue dans une fontaine ?

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  2. She's lovely! She seems light and airy. Definitely can see the dancer in her. :)

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  3. nice - didn't know they did that in Minnesota.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  4. Nice 'n Neat!

    Retired Navy for N, hope you can come by and comment. Thank you!

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  5. I'd rather have a sunny, warm day, but the April snow makes for some striking photos. The trees are stunning.

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  6. It's a beautiful statue.

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  7. I love this sculpture. Great choice!

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  8. Such a great beauty and brings a happy feeling to look at it. I wish I was that happy and carefree when naked! ;)

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  9. She does look so graceful and joyous! And as you said, who can blame her for stripping and frolicking through the faux-summer heat inside? I would! Well... maybe not. ;-)

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  10. Perfect! I didn't even think of "nude" and, yes, I DO have a photo of a nude statue in my archives. Very good thinking, Late!

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  11. I'm jealous of that svelte body! lol

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  12. I wonder if she stripped to dance because she was joyous or because the rotten Minnesota weather was driving her crazy? [The link to the art critic is broken.]

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  13. Beautiful lines, and a real sense of joy and carefreeness.

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  14. She is very graceful and elegant. The greenery is a wonderful foil for the sculpture.

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