Day

  • Paul Manship, Day, 1938, marble, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1965.16.46

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Paul Manship created several sculptures for the 1939 New York World's Fair, including the largest sundial in the world, Time and the Fates. Near this piece were placed four statues representing the times of day: Morning, Day, Evening, and Night. In these sculptures, Manship's flying figures expressed the rush toward a bright future promised to all Americans at the fair. The sculpture Day shows the sun god Helios racing forward with "energy, radiation, [and] speed" accompanied by two of his fiery steeds. (Manship Papers, quoted in Paul Manship, Harry Rand, 1989)

Title
Day
Artists
Date
1938
On View
Dimensions
14 1/2 x 26 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (36.9 x 67.4 x 14.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Allegory – time – day
  • Animal – horse
  • Figure male – full length
  • Figure male – nude
Object Number
1965.16.46
Palette
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