“Philadelphia Muses”

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 By Meg Saligman, 2000 – located at 13th and Locust Streets

“Offering a contemporary interpretation of the ancient godesses who presided over the arts and sciences, Philadelphia Muses, … honors the arts community of Philadelphia, several of whose members posed for the mural.” (Golden, Rice & Kinney p125)

“The figures surround a giant art-making machine (reminiscent of a large gumball dispenser) that generate spheres – ‘the perfect form.’ Each figure holds a sphere, helping to unify the composition.” (Golden, Rice & Kinney p127)

This one is worth clicking on to view the picture in it’s original size to see the detail. 

References:                                                                                                                                                                                      Golden, J., Robin, R., & Kinney, M.Y., Philadelphia Murals and the Stories They Tell. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2002.

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~ by amegan_finds_art_in_philly on December 27, 2007.

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