April 20, 2011

Atlas Week: Atlas from the Doge's Palace in Venice

On this Day in the History of Art: The sun dog phenomena is painted (“Vädersolstavlan”) (1535), Franz Xavier Winterhalter born (1805), Daniel Chester French born (1850), Bram Stoker died (1912)

Because the Atlas Shrugged movie came out recently I thought it would be fun to post a week of images of Atlas by various artists from history.

Nationality: Italian
Creation Date: 1646
Media: Stone and plaster (?)
Location: Doge's Palace, Venice, Itlay

A nice feature of this sculpture is the way Atlas' legs are posed as if he is moving forward or balancing on his platform.

Something appears to be missing from this last one.

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