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  • Lucky McEskers

    “Enthroned Washington” sculpture is based on Phidias' statue of God Zeus which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The Congress commissioned Greenough to create a statue of George Washington for display in the US Capitol rotunda. But when the statue arrived, it immediately generated controversy and criticism. The statue changed few different locations until it was finally moved to the Museum of History & Technology where it is exhibited since that time.

  • AMan4 AllSaisons

    The Apotheosis of Washington Bonus Feature: Horatio Greenough based “Enthroned Washington” on Phidias' great statue of Zeus Olympios, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The seated and sandal wearing Washington gazes sternly ahead. He is bare-chested & his right arm & hand gesture with upraised index finger toward heaven. His left palm & forearm cradle a sheathed sword, hilt forward, symbolizing Washington turning over power 2 the people @ the conclusion of the Revolutionary War.

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    4 Public Works of Art Gone Terribly Wrong

  • Johnny Cucumbers

    Sculpture of George Washington by Horatio Greenough, 1840. This was a gov't commission that became famously controversial, ridiculed, and unwanted. It's currently at the Nat'l Museum of Am. History.

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