Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Washington DC [Arlington Memorial bridge and statues, "Arts of War" .. &.. "Arts of Peace"..]
The Arlington Memorial Bridge in Washington, D.C.
It crosses the Potomac River, connecting the Lincoln Memorial and Columbia Island. On April 4, 1980, the Arlington Memorial Bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
On the eastern ends of the bridge and parkway are two pairs of monumental Neo-classical equestrian sculpture. They are placed on on identical pedestals. These are called, "The Arts of War". It's by Leo Friedlander. It consists of Valor and Scarifice. In "Valor" on the left, the male equestrian is accompanied by a female striding forward with a shield. In "Sacrifice" a standing female symbolizing the earth looks up to the rider Mars.
The male equestrian is accompanied by a female striding forward with a shield..
A standing female symbolizing the earth looks up to the rider Mars.
It consists of a winged horse, Pegasus, between a male figure with a bundle of wheat and a sickle and a woman with a harp..
Another Pegasus is flanked by figures holding a book and a bow.