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Man Proposes, God Disposes, 1864, (1912). Artist: Edwin Henry Landseer

Man Proposes, God Disposes, 1864, (1912). Artist: Edwin Henry Landseer


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Man Proposes, God Disposes, 1864, (1912). Artist: Edwin Henry Landseer

Man Proposes, God Disposes, 1864, (1912). Painting held at the Royal Holloway College, University of London, London. From Bibbys Annual 1912, [J. Bibby & Sons, Liverpool, 1912]

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This photograph captures the renowned painting "Man Proposes, God Disposes" by Edwin Henry Landseer. The artwork, created in 1864 but printed in 1912, is held at the Royal Holloway College, University of London. In this thought-provoking piece, Landseer skillfully depicts a powerful concept through his artistic mastery. The image showcases a majestic polar bear standing atop an iceberg amidst a desolate Arctic landscape. With its piercing gaze and towering presence, the bear symbolizes nature's dominance over human endeavors. The remnants of a shipwreck serve as a haunting reminder of man's futile attempts to conquer the wild. Landseer's work not only portrays wildlife but also conveys deeper themes such as human vulnerability and our place within the natural world. This monochrome masterpiece evokes a sense of awe and contemplation about our relationship with nature. As we delve into this mesmerizing print from Bibbys Annual 1912 publication, we are transported back to the Victorian era when Landseer was celebrated for his exceptional talent. This portrait serves as an enduring testament to his contribution to art history. With its striking composition and profound symbolism, "Man Proposes, God Disposes" continues to captivate viewers even after more than a century since its creation. It stands as an iconic representation of Landseer's genius and remains an integral part of our cultural heritage at the University of London's Royal Holloway College.

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