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View of "Saints and Sinners Fountain"

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Title

View of "Saints and Sinners Fountain"

Subject

Bronze sculpture, American--20th century.
Figure sculpture, American--20th century.
Fountains.
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998
Kresge Library
Oakland University
Outdoor sculpture--United States.
Public sculpture, American
Saints in art.
Sin in art

Description

In 1976, Fredericks enlarged these figures for the Midland Center for the Arts from the thirty-inch tall bronze version that he created while at Cranbrook in 1939.

These seven figures are in the style of jamb statues found in the portals of Gothic cathedrals. Attached to columns, sculptors lengthened these figures with unnatural proportions. Fredericks' figures all conform to this elongated shape and he has amusingly balanced them atop small orbs.

Although they are very similar in style, each one is individualized and possesses distinguishing attributes that in some way identifies them. The theme of this piece seems to parody the Seven Deadly Sins with Christian characters.

Source

Marshall M. Fredericks Papers
Series V, Box 19 Folder 23

Date

n.d.

Rights

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

Relation

V-19-23

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Image

Coverage

Rochester (Mich.)

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Original Format

Black and white print

Physical Dimensions

8" x 10"

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