Edwin Austin Abbey, Passage of the Hours
Abbey’s “Passage of the Hours” is displayed on the House chamber ceiling. This circular mural represents the passage of the hours, symbolized by 24 maidens against a dark blue background depicting the sun, moon, stars and the Milky Way galaxy. The maidens are arranged around the edge of the canvas designating each hour of a clock, and the sequence “rotates” from day to night. The dancing figures become increasingly still and shrouded until finally the maiden, Dawn, throws off her long deep blue cape and the cycle begins anew.
This is a huge (no, really) ceiling painting at the Pennsylvania State Capitol Building that you can stare at for hours, or at least as long as your neck doesn’t get sore. Abbey was paid $50 per square foot for his murals at the Capitol, which are all gorgeous.
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I’ll make thid brief,
once upon a time (a year ago) someone thought it would be cool to gather illustrators from Israel and let the do a webcomic about the story of Orpheus. I got to the last scene to draw and all while working on it I was very nerveous to finish it on time. unfortunately in the end the webcomic didin’t even air.
So I think I waited long enough not posting it…hope you like it!
In the version I’ve been given of his death story Maenads attacked him in their barbarian frenzy and tossed him to the river. He died and went to the underworld, there he aimed to find his dead fionce, Eurydice. eventually he found her and then they lived happily ever after (in the underworld). -the end-