Thalia and Melpomene – Photo of the day



Published by Paula Bray on February 28, 2009 in Photo of the day.





Powerhouse Museum – Sydney





    Thalia and Melpomene



    This is an exhibition view of Inspired! Design across time.The two painted terracotta sculptures were modelled by John Broad for Doulton in England about 1899. They represent Thalia, the muse of comedy, and Melpomene, the muse of tragedy. These ceramic Greek goddesses were originally part of the group comprising Apollo and nine muses which decorated the facade of the Apollo Public House on corner of Tottenham Court Road and Torrington Road in London. Inspired! is one of our long-term displays and shows an amazing selection of Australian and international ceramics, glass, jewellery, graphic and decorative arts and design objects dating from the late 1700s to now.


Photography by Jean – Francois Lanzarone
License: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.0
Post by Iwona Hetherington, Rights & Permissions officer


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