Imitations of Flight

View From Below

Storks, ceiling painting, Johannes Larsen, Queen’s Reference Library, Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark

Johannes Larsen (1867 – 1961) was a Danish nature painter noted for his images of birds. This ceiling painting in the Queen’s Reference Library at Christiansborg Palace is one of several he painted in public buildings.

 

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Color Your World 2018: 120 Days of Crayola – Maroon

Maroon In A Museum

 

 

Join Jennifer’s Color Your World 2018: 120 Days of Crayola, a 4 month (January 1, 2018 to April 30, 2018) blogging challenge event. Each day has a new color theme based on a past or current crayon color in Crayola’s box of 120 crayons.

Color Your World 2018: 120 Days of Crayola – Turquoise

Winged Sun

Ceiling painting, Temple at Medinet Habu, Egypt

Section of painted ceiling from the Mortuary Temple of Ramses III at Medinet Habu. Ramses III reigned from 1186–1155 BC. Some consider him the last great Pharaoh. The temple, one of the largest memorial temples in Egypt, is on the west bank of the Nile, near Luxor.  Some interior room walls and ceilings have retained sections of painted stucco. The winged disk is a symbol of the sun god and is found in various forms throughout Egyptian and Near Eastern art.  It is associated with divinity, royalty and power.

Join Jennifer’s Color Your World 2018: 120 Days of Crayola, a 4 month (January 1, 2018 to April 30, 2018) blogging challenge event. Each day has a new color theme based on a past or current crayon color in Crayola’s box of 120 crayons.

Corners

Morgan Library Corners

Library corner decoration, Morgan Museum and Library, New York City, New York

Library corner decoration, Morgan Museum and Library, New York City, New York

Ceiling corner decorations in Mr. Morgan’s library, one of the historic rooms in the Morgan Library & Museum, New York City, New York.  Built for J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) between 1902 and 1906 as a Renaissance-style palazzo, the once private library possesses a stunning collection of medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts, several of which are on display. The collection also includes literary and historical manuscripts, early printed books, author and artist correspondence and papers, old master drawings and prints, and an important collection of music manuscripts.

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CFFC: Looking Up

Goddess Above

Ceiling painting, ancient sculpture gallery, Denon Wing, Louvre, Paris, France

Athena/Minerva, ceiling painting, ancient sculpture gallery, Louvre, Paris, France

Ceiling painting of Athena/Minerva, the goddess of justice, wisdom, war, and the arts. In one of the ancient sculpture galleries in the Louvre, Paris, France.

CFFC: Looking Up

Travel Theme: Quiet

Sacred Silence

Painting, Strasbourg Cathedral, France

Painting, Strasbourg Cathedral, France

Travel Theme: Quiet

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