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"Communion throughout Space" octagonal, from the mural series "The Building of the House of Wisdom," Charlton Yarnall House

Date
1910–11
Medium
Oil on canvas
Credit Line
Gift of the Southeast Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Red Cross, 1963
Dimensions
29 x 29 1/8 in

Description & Inscriptions

Arching over the lunette Man and Science were three octagonal panels celebrating the technological innovations that were shaping the new century, Communion throughout Space, The Search for Light, and Aviation.

In Communion throughout Space, two female muses flank a man on a wireless who resembles the American painter and inventor of the telegraph, Samuel F.B. Morse. It is inscribed “the soul between the material and spiritual theory of light.”

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