Stockholm, Millesgården, Man and Pegasus 1949

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The sculpture is raised high on a very tall column. In Greek mythology, Pegasus is the flying horse of the gods, and a child of Poseidon. In one legend, the hero Bellerophon rides Pegasus. Carl Milles created his sculpture in USA for Des Moines in Iowa. The horse is endowed with powerful wings and flies at an angle toward the sky. The man has nearly detached himself from the horse and appears to fly of his own volition. It is an image of mans potential and the power of imagination as much as an illustration of the myth of Bellerophon and Pegasus.

Pegasus is a constellation in the northern hemisphere. In Sweden, Pegasus is most clearly visible during the autumn.

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Comments (2)

Renatorius (Reno) on August 8, 2011

interesnaja serija s skulpturami. Spasibo Elena

Elena Zakamaldina on August 8, 2011

Это парк-музей одного скульптора - Карла Миллеса. Думая о Стокгольме, мечтала там побывать, но не мечтала и не ожидала, что этим летом окажусь в Стокгольме :)

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    by Elena Zakamaldina
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