NIGHT AND DAY PLAQUES – THORVALDSEN

£35.50

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These beautiful pair of  plaster plaques are an absolute delight. They look lovely displayed on a wall or on a suitable surface.

The reliefs Night and Day are an impressive example of the Danish sculptor Thorvaldsens’s work. As opposites they represent the two halves of a complete day, and together symbolise the wholeness of a day.

 

Height  15cms   Diameter 15cms   Depth 1.5cms

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These beautiful pair of  plaster plaques are an absolute delight.

The reliefs Night and Day are an impressive example of the Danish sculptor Thorvaldsens’s work. As opposites they represent the two halves of a complete day, and together symbolise the wholeness of a day.

Night personified floats passively over the sky with her neck bent. Her closed eyes are as the eyes of the children in her embrace. Poppies braid her hair, with their sleep-inducing capacities, known since Antiquity. The animal of the night – an owl – flies directly and as if urging out towards us. Be quiet!

Day personified flies actively across the sky with her head held high. She looks over her shoulder and fixes her gaze on the small torch-bearing boy here proudly symbolizing the light and the sun.

Height  15cms   Diameter 15cms   Depth 1.5cms

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Dimensions 14.5 × 8 × 3.5 cm

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