Thursday, February 12, 2009

Sepia Scenes #17 Eastman Theater Ceiling


"Can You Say Ostentatious?"
Rochester, NY - August 2005 (Click to embiggen)

Sepia Scenes - Brought to you by Mary the Teach

One stop on the Great College Road Trip of 2005 was Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. Founded by George Eastman (of Eastman Kodak fame), the school uses the Eastman Theatre for concerts and recitals. Built at a time when less was clearly not more, the theater is encrusted with artwork of all kinds. This medallion adorns the ceiling in the main lobby.
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24 comments:

Asha said...

Oh, that Eastman color guy!! I didn't even associate when I read the title. So beautiful! :)

The Bumbles said...

I used to live outside of Rochester - familiar with Eastman's contributions to that city. But the only school in Rochester I visited was R.I.T. for after school trips to the ice rink.

ilanadavita said...

Great ceiling. I don't often think to take photos of ceilings, a pity really.

Daryl said...

You got a jump on UP didnt you

Robin said...

Thoughts of grandeur I'd say. And yup, it does look like a jump on up ;-).

Felisol said...

The roof being sepiated, looked much like a relief.
Beautiful.
From Felisol

Leora said...

Lots of cool people I know grew up in Rochester. Creativity seems to emanate from that city; perhaps it's the cold winters.

Great capture of a lively architectural ornament.

Asha said...

Haha!! Eat ghee everyday, you WILL have to widen all the doors!

Ralph said...

Nice sepia art...But am I seeing a concert in Rochester at the Eastman Theater, or in Rome at the Forum??

Eaton Bennett said...

That ceiling medallion is amazing,
what a beautiful piece of art.

Tricia said...

Ostentatious is right!!! Can you imagine? BUT... I love the sepia shade here - you've done a First Class job!!!

Carletta said...

Very elaborate and the sepia really brings out the details.
Less may be more these days but there is something to say about the talent of those artists who did this kind of work.

lourett said...

The picture is perfect. I like it. Mine is up!Happy Sepia Scene.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Very fancy! I've gotta remember to keep looking upwards or I might miss something. ;-)

PJ said...

Bronzed goodness indeed! I love the historical aspect of the work, was there more like it?

Juliana RW said...

beautiful....

My entry for SS this week : in HERE. Hope you have time to visit . Thanks

Shadow said...

absolutely stunning. not in the least ostentatious!

napaboaniya said...

Lovely, especially in sepia!
The beauty up there which are often missed out by many of those whom are living a hurried life to look above.

Abe Lincoln said...

I do like the photograph.

napaboaniya said...

Ralph, I'm so sorry.
I'm not being able to view any pictures today that are on blogspot and pictures hosted via blogger.

I'll make my rounds again once I deal with this problem (awaiting help from google helpdesk).

maryt/theteach said...

Mojo, the sepia seeps into the lines and shadows beautifully! I love it! Happy Sepia Scenes!

splummer said...

Hi!
That's a beautiful Sepia shot! We used to have an old theater here with great sculpture in it, but they tore it down years ago! Have a great day!!

Sherrie

Dianne said...

love the darker to lighter shading!

lisaschaos said...

I love the way architecture used to have such extravagant details!