We stumbled upon this statue as we were walking towards the museum of arts ( note: scroll down the page to see my last two posts relating to this).
Normally when I am touring somewhere, I always stop and look at any type of curiosities; statues, monuments signs and the like. If it’s on our path, I will have a look at it.
I did the same with the following monument, but I had a “déjà vu” feeling… This reminds me of something.
This is the Civil war memorial. It commemorates the soliders who faught in the American civil war( 1861-1865). It is of course the famous “North vs South” war that is so often seen in films or books.
Back to the statue…
Statues on the Arc de triomphe in Paris:
I am not an art historian but, I was struck by the similarity in there…
Art has always been borrowing from influences and schools of past eras. And, not forgetting that many American artists would routinely come to Europe to study art. I have not had the time today to research who sculpted this statue and when he did it. But, chances are he did some years of classic art studies on the old continent.
You can see men in their war going attire who are clustered together and looking very excited. With similar postures of leaning forward and with their bodies tense and seemingly ready to spring into action.
Close up of their expressions…
The modern person that I am has a hard time imagining one’s own country at war against itself. But, it must have been tremendous. I always remember the famous expression that called this conflict ” a house divided”. So true…
Happy weekend and see you next week for some new pics!