Jack Beal - The Return of Spring
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The Return of Spring

Jack Beal January 2005

MTA Times Square 42nd St. & 7th Ave. Subway Station, 7th Avenue, Manhattan, New York, NY, USA

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Jack Beal uses classical mythology to comment on the relationship between what is above and below the surface - an apt metaphor for the subway. The work consists of two large mosaic panels that illustrate the mythological character Persephone. Instead of fasting, she ate a pomegranate and as punishment, is banished underground for six months of the year. However, she is permitted to spend six months above ground on earth with her mother. In mythology, the periods above and below ground were the beginning of seasons, which Beal uses in his titles. Beal finds universality in the myth and brings it to life in a place filled with movement and purpose, bringing beauty underground.

Title The Return of Spring
Artist Jack Beal
Created January 2005
Commissioned by MTA Arts & Design
Location MTA Times Square 42nd St. & 7th Ave. Subway Station, 7th Avenue, Manhattan, New York, NY, USA
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Date Added to Art Pigeon April 2018
Contributing Users unofficial-mtaartsdesign
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earth subway mosaic

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