Forest Idyl - Albin Polasek Museum - Winter Park, Florida, USA.
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N 28° 35.783 W 081° 20.610
17R E 466413 N 3163317
Quick Description: Forest Idyl - A bronze sculpture by Albin Polasek, features a female wood Nymph with two wild Deer. - Located at the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens, known as 'The Polasek' a historic site in Winter Park, Florida.
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/28/2013 6:23:26 PM
Waymark Code: WMGZMH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
Entry to the Museum garden is free. If you wish to use the facilities, cafe, shop, or interested in Art, & Sculptures, then you need to pay the $5 Museum entrance fee.

Museum Web Site: (visit link)

From Wikipedia:
"The 'Forest Idyl' depicts a nature scene, supposedly occurring in a forest, of a wood nymph mingling with two wild deer. This is the aspect of the piece that suggests the “Forest” part of its name. Merriam-Webster describes an “idyll” as “a work that deals with rustic life or pastoral scenes or suggests a mood of peace and contentment." Combined in the name Forest Idyl, these concepts evoke a peaceful scene taking place in a forest environment.

Forest Idyl (sometimes spelled Forest Idyll, but originally titled "Idyl") is a bronze statue created in 1924 by Albin Polasek while he was head of the Sculpture Department at the Art Institute of Chicago. There are several copies of three versions of the sculpture, the locations of which are Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina; three in Winter Park, Florida, at the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens and at City Hall; and in Muncie, Indiana, at Ball State University." Text Source: (visit link)

Info about the artist from Wikipedia:
"Albin Polasek (February 14, 1879 – May 19, 1965) was a Czech-American sculptor and educator. He created more than four hundred works during his career, two hundred of which are now displayed in the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens in Winter Park, Florida." Text Source: (visit link)
Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Albin Polasek Museum

Figure Type: Human

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Albin Polasek

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: 1964

Materials used: Bronze.

Location: Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens,

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