IMAGE OF THE DAY: Cocoa Artist Michael J. Citak’s Fireworks Painting of the Statue of Liberty
By Space Coast Daily // July 4, 2016
statue is a global icon of freedom
IMAGE OF THE DAY: In honor of Fourth of July, Cocoa artist Michael J. Citak shares his Fireworks mixed media painting of the Statue of Liberty.
The Statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York City. The copper statue, designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, a French sculptor, was built by Gustave Eiffel and dedicated on October 28, 1886. It was a gift to the United States from the people of France.
The statue is of a robed female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess, who bears a torch and a tabula ansata (a tablet evoking the law) upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776.
A broken chain lies at her feet. The statue is an icon of freedom and of the United States, and was a welcoming sight to immigrants arriving from abroad.
To see more of Citak’s work visit Instagram.com/artist_michaeljcitak
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