Saturday, May 10, 2014

Art Deco Relief: The History Of Man - NY, NY

Interesting Places I've Photographed
The History of Man
New York City, NY
Topic: Art Deco Bas Relief Sculpture

GPS: N40° 45.543; W073° 58.688

Short Description:

The History of Man is an  Art Deco bas relief sculpture that is located at 45 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City.

Long Description:

This very interesting limestone bas relief sculpture on the side of 45 Rockefeller Plaza was created by by Lee Lawrie. The colorful relief contains an array of 12 images in a 4 row by 3 column format. The images include a  reclining male figure , a grouping of three figures, a grouping of four figures, a sailing ship,  four buildings, an eagle, a bird above waves of water, palm trees, and a lion. Above the array are sun rays pouring down from a clock and flanked by stars. The clock, which represents the sun, is surrounded by a gold zig-zag pattern and a triple circle.

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