The Thomas Jefferson Memorial served as a brilliant backdrop for one of Hypnartic Artwork's shining stars.
Hypnartic Artwork Solar Flare Wind Sculpture East Coast tour would not be complete without a visit to Washington, D.C.
The Jefferson Memorial is located in West Potomac Park in Washington D.C. It was built in honor of Third President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson. It’s distinctive design was developed by an American architect by the name of John Russell Pope. The Bronze Statue of Thomas Jefferson inside of the monument was added four years later, by sculptor Rudolph Evans.
John Russell Pope was a very talented architect during the 1920s. He is widely recognized for his other pieces in Washington DC, such as the National Archives and Records Administration building and the West Building of the National Gallery of Art.
Pope is also known for contributing to the outlines of the famous Vanderbilt houses, creating the blueprints for the Plattsburgh City Hall in New York, and sketching the design of the Science Museum in Richmond, Virginia. His work for the Payne Whitney Gymnasium at Yale University was so impressive, he was rewarded with a Silver medal during the 1932 Summer Olympics.
He spent years in Europe studying and drawing European architectural style. His buildings are unique here in the United States because he incorporates many aspects of Roman design. The Jefferson Memorial reflects features of the Roman Pantheon, through the use of columns, domes, and marble, as well as concepts from “The Rotunda”, which was designed by Jefferson himself, and is now located at the University of Virginia.
Pope’s unique style was expressed through all of his work, most certainly including his own home. John Russell Pope’s home was also known as “The Waves” Estate, and is located on the charming coastline of Newport, Rhode Island. Just a few miles south of Jamestown, Rhode Island, the location of Hypnartic Artwork’s main headquarters.