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View of full-scale plasteline model of sphere for the "Cleveland War Memorial: Fountain of Eternal Life" with plaster flames

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Title

View of full-scale plasteline model of sphere for the "Cleveland War Memorial: Fountain of Eternal Life" with plaster flames

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 Fountain, also known as the "Cleveland War Memorial", is composed of a large granite basin set with bronze plaques containing the names of men and women who gave their lives for their country. Located within the basin are four granite carvings depicting the great civilizations of the earth: Nordic, Eastern, Southern and Western cultures.

Centered within is the 10 ½ foot sculptured bronze sphere representing the Universe as man has imagined it. Its design contains symbols of Eternal Life and Spirit derived from ancient myths.

The bronze central figure towers 43 feet above the basin. This figure expresses the main theme of the Fountain: the spirit of mankind rising out of the flames of war and the destructive elements of life, reaching and ascending to a new understanding of life.

The Fountain took nineteen years to complete and is located at the Civic Center Mall A in Cleveland, Ohio.

Source

Marshall M. Fredericks Papers
Series II, Box 5, Folder 21

Date

1964

Rights

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

Relation

II-05-21

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

J381111

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Original Format

Black and white print

Physical Dimensions

5" x 3.25"

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