Icaro y Dédalo Statue at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Santiago, Chile - Encircle Photos

15 Icaro y Dédalo Statue at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Santiago, Chile

Outside of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts) is this impressive sculpture called Icaro y Dédalo. United in Glory and Death is based on the Greek myth of Daedalus. In order to escape his imprisonment on Crete imposed by King Minos, Daedalus crafted wings of feathers and wax for himself and his son. When Icarus flew too close to the sun, his wings melted and he plummeted into the sea. This statue of the mourning father is a copy. The 1922 original, by Chile’s first female sculptor Rebeca Matte, is displayed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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José Miguel de La Barra 650, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile

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