Statues - Hither & Thither

Russia
Moscow - Москва

Vozdvizhenka ulitsa 5
Воздвиженка улица 5

(Russian State Library - Российская госуд. библ.)

Девять барельефы ученых по РГБ

Nine reliefs of scholars on the RSL

(artist?)
1941

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Description

On the façade facing the Vozdvizhenka ulitsa - Воздвиженка улица of the Russian State Library - Российская государственная библиотека are nine panels with a bust-medallion of scholars, from east to west:

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Inscription Biography
(and link to Wikipedia)
287до н.э. - АРХИМЕД - 212 до н.э. Archimedes of Syracuse (Greek: Ἀρχιμήδης; c. 287 BC – c. 212 BC), Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer (Wikipedia).
1473 - Н. КОПЕРНИК - 1543 Nicolaus Copernicus (Toruń (Thorn) 1473 - Frombork (Frauenburg) 1543), Prussian astronomer (Wikipedia).
1564 - Г. ГАЛИЛЕЙ - 1642 Galileo Galilei (Pisa 1564 - Arcetri 1642), Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer and philosopher (Wikipedia).
1643 - И. НЬЮТОН - 1727 Sir Isaac Newton (Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, Lincoln, 1643 - Kensington, 1727), English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, alchemist, and theologian (Wikipedia)..
1711 - М.В. ЛОМОНОСОВ - 1765 Mikhail Vasil'yevich Lomonosov (Denisovka, Arkhangelsk Governorate 1711 - St. Petersburg 1765), Russian polymath, scientist and writer (Wikipedia).
1809 - Н. ДАРВИН - 1882 Charles Darwin (Shrewsbury 1809 - Downe 1882), English naturalist who realised and presented compelling evidence that all species of life have evolved over time from common ancestors (Wikipedia).
1834 - Д.И. МЕНДЕЛЕЕВ - 1907 Дмитрий Иванович Менделеев - Dmitriy Ivanovich Mendeleyev (Verhnie Aremzyani 1834 - St. Petersburg 1907), Russian chemist and inventor (Wikipedia).
1842 - К.А. ТИМИРЯЗЕВ - 1920 Климент Аркадьевич Тимирязев - Kliment Arkad'yevich Timiryazev (St. Petersburg 1843 - Moscow 1920), Russian botanist and physiologist (Wikipedia).
1849 - И.П. ПАВЛОВ - 1936 Иван Петрович Павлов - Ivan Petrovich Pavlov (Ryazan' 1849 - Leningrad 1936), Russian physiologist (Wikipedia).

On the top of the façade are eight allegorical statues (no detail photographs made).

On the façade facing Mokhovaya ulitsa - Моховая улица are busts of Russian writers.

Annotation

The building was designed by Vladimir Alekseyevich Shchuko - Владимир Алексеевич Щуко and Vladimir Georgiyevich Gel'freykh - Владимир Георгиевич Гельфрейх and the construction commenced in 1930. The first stage was largely complete in 1941. In the process. The last component of Shchuko's plan, a 250-seat reading hall, was opened in 1945; further additions continued until 1960.

Sculptor

Tags

  • Chemist
  • Copernicus, Nicolaus
  • Darwin, Charles
  • Galilei, Galileo
  • Lomonosov, Mikhail Vasil`yevich
  • Mendeleyev, Dmitriy Ivanovich
  • Naturalist
  • Newton, Isaac
  • Pavlov, Ivan Petrovich
  • Physiologist
  • Scholar / scientist
  • Timiryazev, Kliment Arkad`yevich
  • Location (N 55°45'8" - E 37°36'31")

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