Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Dramatic

This is the wonderful sign and carvings found above the main entrance to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in the Bloomsbury area of London. One of the most exclusive theatrical schools in the world, the Academy was founded in 1904 and moved into this building in 1927. I love the style of the figures and their masks.
Taking part in Signs, Signs. Click here for more signs.

17 comments:

Pat said...

Very cool! I like how they are holding the masks sideways so people can see their faces. Different than just seeing the two masks - we see the people BEHIND the masks - the actors!

LĂșcia said...

Great composition RedPat!
You always give us interesting info about the places you've been.;-)

TexWisGirl said...

that's neat!

Sharon said...

A wonderful expression for the dramatic arts.

llandudnopictures said...

Very 'dramatic', the masks work perfectly!

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, yes, the masks are just wonderful...conveying the whole idea of transforming into a role, perfectly.
K

altadenahiker said...

It's a wonderful photo, and a lost art. In LA, we have a few buildings, located in what was once the heart of downtown, with intricate, fascinating sculptures guarding doors and windows. Most were done by Italian artisans, back in the 1920s. And when this kind of work wasn't available, the Italians supplemented their income making tombstones.

Deb said...

Nice detail, very classy, as you might expect from RADA.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

It's beautiful!

~Lindy

Marleen said...

It's lovely!

Lowell said...

What one sees may not be real, but a mask. Acting is putting on a mask, I suppose, in order to portray a character. Lovely sculptures. I'd love to visit this place and see what goes on inside.

VioletSky said...

love the 'masked' figures. and indeed, it is very classy.

Taken For Granted said...

That is a great sign over that door. Looks like it is in the Art Deco style. The Royal Academy has produced some great acting talent.

William Kendall said...

Extraordinary!

Randy said...

Beautiful sculptures.

EG CameraGirl said...

Love how the sculptures say in 3D what the academy is all about.

Laura. M said...

Very good representation!!!!