Music, Inspiration and Harmony

Palacio de Bellas Artes. Mexico City Downtown

This is a detail of Palacio de Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts) building. The building was constructed between 1904 and 1934.

The sculpture on the left side of the upper arch is dedicated to Music, it consists of a winged muse playing the violin and a man writing the notes of the music he hears. While the one on the right side is dedicated to Inspiration, is a muse with wings in a protective position whispering in the ear of another.

The main figure at the center of the building’s tympanum is Harmony, which represents the balance between positive and negative emotions.

Links of other photos of Palacio de Bellas Artes that I published in my blog:

Mexico City Downtown

B&W: Youth

2 thoughts on “Music, Inspiration and Harmony

  1. Thanks, dear Marianne, for the explanation. Wie saw this building as well years ago but didn’t really understand the meaning.
    All the best
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • Thank you Klausbernd! I am glad that the explanation gave you some light about the building. I added some other description. I wish you all a geat week!
      Marianne

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