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Wisconsin State Capitol "Resources of Wisconsin" Mural | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Wisconsin State Capitol "Resources of Wisconsin" Mural

Wisconsin State Capitol "Resources of Wisconsin" Mural | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Three men working on the "Resources of Wisconsin" mural.   The "Resources of Wisconsin mural" painting is located 250 feet above the ground level of the Wisconsin State Capitol. It covers a space in the eye of the dome that is equal to the size of the rotunda floor within the railing... 34 feet in diameter.  To accommodate to the bowl shaped ceiling space, Edwin Blashfield, the artist, built a bowl, 7 feet in diameter. He then he painted smaller cutouts of various parts of the painting such as heads or arms which he arranged rather like a jigsaw puzzle until he got the effect he wanted. Then he worked it out full sized from this model.
DESCRIPTION
Three men working on the "Resources of Wisconsin" mural. The "Resources of Wisconsin mural" painting is located 250 feet above the ground level of the Wisconsin State Capitol. It covers a space in the eye of the dome that is equal to the size of the rotunda floor within the railing... 34 feet in diameter. To accommodate to the bowl shaped ceiling space, Edwin Blashfield, the artist, built a bowl, 7 feet in diameter. He then he painted smaller cutouts of various parts of the painting such as heads or arms which he arranged rather like a jigsaw puzzle until he got the effect he wanted. Then he worked it out full sized from this model.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:131073
Creation Date:date unknown
Creator Name:Unknown
City:Madison
County:Dane
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Wisconsin State Capitol photographs, circa 1900-1950
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:digital file
Original Format Number:1706000015
Original Dimensions:1655 X 2048 pixels
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Transparency loaned for copying by Kilgour family.
SUBJECTS
Stairs
Wisconsin State Capitol
Murals
Painters
Painting
Clothing and dress
Indoor photography
Men

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