Monday, 21 September 2015

Man's Struggle

Earl Street
Created by Walter Ritchie
These are images of 2 large Portland Stone carved relief murals
located on the outer wall of the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum.


Titled:
Man's Struggle to Control the World Outside Himself (above)
and 
(below) Man's Struggle to Control the World Inside Himself


Walter Richie created these murals between 1954 and 1959.
They were originally located in Coventry's Precinct and
later moved to this location at the museum.


THIS website gives an interpretation of the work
and more background info.
In the two photos below you can see Earl Street in both directions.


 (Above) Looking towards Cox Street and
(below) Looking towards Council House and City Centre beyond.
Cathedral is just behind Council House.


Woman's Struggle :)
I can hardly believe that it has been a week since
my last blog post.  For that reason, I think it wise
to take a little break.  Rest and recreation sounds like fun. 
See you here in October.
Take care all in the meantime.

Participating in Monday Mural
using my iPhone.


9 comments:

Tanya Breese said...

those are incredible!

Halcyon said...

Gorgeous! So much detail.

Tom said...

It like it, but man does a poor job of controlling things.

Sharon Anck said...

That mural is really something to see. Have a nice break!

William Kendall said...

One can't help but look closely at that!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful mural!

Linda said...

Excellent artwork! I hope you enjoy your break, do something spectacular and get some rest!

Lowell said...

Those are both impressive pieces and express very well our external and internal struggles. Now, we must take the next step and realize that what we think is most personal is actually most universal. We all struggle with the same things and what a different world we could have if we understood that and shared out struggles and strived to assist each other.

Have a great break!

Jack said...

Feeding blogs like these can feel like a grind, can't it? Enjoy your break and come back invigorated!