Thursday, July 12, 2012

UIUC: Krannert Art Museum [Fremiet and Taft]

[Left] Gorilla carrying a Stone AgeWoman - by Emmanuel Fremiet
[Right] Bear Crushing a Stone Age man - by Emmanuel Fremiet
Location: Krannert Art Museum
at UIUC [University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign]

Lorado Taft and Emmanuel Fremiet
From 1925 until Taft's death in 1936; Fremiet's Gorilla and Bear flanked the entrance to Midway studio; Taft's Chicago atelier.

Midway Studio - Lorado Taft's studio in Chicago
Designated a Chicago landmark on Dec1, 1993.

Details of "Gorilla carrying a Stone AgeWoman".

Notice a bear cub, hung from a noose, tied to the man's waist. The man is a bear cub thief. And so the bear's rage is revenge for the murder of its young.

A Day Trip to Urbana-Champaign: July 3, 2012.. click here..

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