Public Art Then and Now ….

Art in Central Park

Clouds by Olaf Breuning

Which do you prefer — the one on the left or below? Why?

Central Park Monument

Gen. William T. Sherman by Augustus Saint Gaudens

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3 thoughts on “Public Art Then and Now ….

  1. I prefer General Sherman, only because it is more pleasing to my eye, and because I have visited his grave here in St. Louis in Calvary Cemetery, where my family members are buried.

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  2. As one whose taste in art leans toward Norman Rockwell (and who isn’t ashamed to admit it) I have to confess a general dislike of abstract art over more traditional sculpture or painting. That side, I have to admit to being somewhat intrigued by the Cloud sculpture. It has a simplicity compared to the ornateness of Saint Gaudens’s statue of Sherman, although of course the ornateness served a purpose in the remembrance of the man. Someday I hope to find a copy of Saint Gaudens’s bust of Abraham Lincoln that won’t require me to give up a year’s worth of eating.

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