Sunday, April 29, 2012

River City







Mural Triptych, Union Terminal, Cincinnati, Ohio  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Click on images for larger view)



Union Terminal is a classic art deco train station featuring large colorful murals in the rotunda. The mosaic murals depict the history of Cincinnati particularly as it relates to the importance of the city's ties to the Ohio River, and the development of its commerce and industry.

Cincinnati has a strong German influence, going back to the beginning of its settlement, so it is not surprising that the murals were created by a German-American artist, Winold Reiss. The main mural, seen in part here, and other murals in the station took him two years to complete, the project being finalized in 1933.

I wanted to try something different with today's post so I cropped a single vertical photograph into three images, each capable of standing alone as an individual composition.

20 comments:

  1. Wow, I love what you did here Doug--great triptych cleverly conceived and executed.

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  2. You did a great job, Doug! I love the abstraction of the first part.

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  3. This wonderful triptych with warm colors and bright. It is the sun which calls on my screen. The mural is beautiful too.

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  4. A fantastic mural.
    And your work has been very successful in three parts.
    Regards!

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  5. Very spectacular Doug. PS Found you on Facebook today.

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  6. Great shots with lovely colors....good work Doug

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  7. Looks great Doug. Very good idea.

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  8. It's a very interesting city.

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  9. i love the progression of the three images, doug. nicely done.

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  10. Bem adorei!! ao ver a primeira fotografia, fiquei muito curioso por tentar descobrir o que era, lindo efeito!

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  11. i like the break up of the painting ... nicely done ....

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  12. what a fascinating work of art in a public place ... as it schould always be!
    love the rich colours and the fine and appealing design!

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  13. It makes a superb and - as an upright - most unusual triptych...and each of the images really does stand alone, whilst being more than the sum of their parts!

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  14. Wow! Fantastic mural.Great three shots.
    Fantastic "tryptich".
    Colour and clarity, wonderful.
    Greetings.

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  15. I find this mural truly fascinating, D!
    Isn't OH your hometown?
    Wow, it certainly has a lot to offer.

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  16. many compliments Doug this photos form a dramatic effect, incredible creativity

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  17. Really the exhibition in three pictures. Nicely seen and done.
    Have a nice day.

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