Tuesday, March 13, 2012

New York, Rockefeller Plaza and around

Rockefeller plaza is a major New York attractions and home to various architectural marvels. What is often overlooked is an array of splendid sculptures and reliefs surrounding the plaza and the Rockefeller center. In terms of my PeTit Project, New York provided me with a large number of beautiful nudes - from  large imposing statues to small reliefs on  office building door. See it for yourself.

Venus De Milo, by Jim Dine, 6th Avenue at west 53rd Street. The ancient original is on display  in Louvre, I believe
Actually there are three Venuses on the same corner, emerging from a water pool
NBC Studios entrance to GE Building


Another entrance with more reliefs

Gift of Earth to Mankind
Commerce and Industry by Attilio Piccirilli above the doorway of the  International building at 636 Fifth Avenue. Was installed in May 1936. The guy is Commerce (for some reason holding on to a sledgehammer), and the girl represents Industry
British Empire Building (Cole Haan) -"Industries of Great Britain" by Carl Paul Jenewin (1933)

... and Cotton
La Maison Francaise - The history of France by Rene Paul Chamberllan

Radio City Music Hall
Drama by Hildreth Meiere
 Song by Hildreth Meiere

Plaque of the Rockettes on the facade of Radio City Music Hall. Rockettes were a precision dance company which performed out of Radio City Music Hall for 77 years - five shows a day, seven days a week. I don't think they were performing topless, as the plaque may  suggest. Still - nice forms.

 Radio City Facade
 Bas relief by Robert Garrison.

 Evening, by Robert Garrison

 Radio City Mosaic
 Warwick Hotel

 Polichrome bas relief, 30 Rockfeller Plaza. Light, floating in the clouds - by Lee Lawree, 1937 
 Channel Gardens and Promenade - Mankind Figure - Maiden, by Paul Manship, 1933

 Three beauties swimming with fishes. Not even dolphins...


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1 comment:

  1. I have been visited Rockefeller plaza during my new york to niagara falls tours with my friends. It is a complex of 19 commercial buildings covering 22 acres between 48th and 51st streets in New York City, United States. It represents a turning point in the history of architectural sculpture.