Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Meet the Sciences

This painting adorns the entrance of Athens University and it depicts the sciences as women. From right to left are Physics, Astronomy, Theology and Medicine. Beside them is Legislation, grabbed by Otto, the first king of Greece who was ousted in 1862, probably because he wouldn't let Legislation off his hands. :-)

7 comments:

anne said...

Hmm...this is the first time i've seen sciences depicted as women! This is a great shot! Thanks for sharing :)

Kate said...

Yea! Women Rock!

George said...

Actually, in Greek the world "Science" is of feminine gender :-)

Lisi said...

interesting......like the Muses are to arts?

Kim said...

Lovely colors and details and interesting comments!
-Kim

Cristina said...

Sciences as women? How enlightened. Thanks for sharing these terrific photos. Ever since I took art history years ago, I've been dreaming of seeing more of Athens--and now I can get a glimpse from your delightful perspective!

Nowhere Man said...

Good pic, great insight from the info...and to top it all , your wonderful witty gem that brought me a smile., Eff charisto, V!