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Granite "Nordic Civilization" - part of the "Cleveland War Memorial: Fountain of Eternal Life" surrounded by water sprays - 1994

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Title

Granite "Nordic Civilization" - part of the "Cleveland War Memorial: Fountain of Eternal Life" surrounded by water sprays - 1994

Subject

Bronze sculpture, American--20th century.
Cleveland (Ohio)--Buildings, structures, etc.
Figure sculpture, American--20th century.
Fountains.
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998
Granite sculpture.
Outdoor sculpture--United States.
Public sculpture, American

Description

The smoothness of the surface and the graceful, curving lines expressed in this full-scale model of Nordic Civilization are highly suggestive of the sea itself.

The large, powerful sea-god Poseidon’s right hand rests upon the body of a shark. His other arm is outstretched and the hand’s palm is downward, suggesting his control of the waves and all within his reach. Fredericks unites Poseidon with familiar creatures of the sea: porpoise, sturgeons, and tortoise to suggest the union of this god and his minions.

Source

Marshall M. Fredericks Papers
Series V, Box 8 Folder 15

Date

1994-09

Rights

Use of this image requires permission from the Marshall M. Fredericks Archives.

Relation

V-08-15

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Image

Coverage

Cleveland (Ohio)

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Original Format

Color print

Physical Dimensions

4" x 6"

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