Saturday, April 21, 2007

I think I am in LOVE!




With a Statue! The Met's new Roman wing is open, and I got to see it yesterday! It was fantastic and inspirational! This is a marble statue of the young Hercules, it is from Rome A. D 68-98, he was so massive at least 14 feet high, so amazing!

3 Comments:

Blogger Dan said...

Interestingly, that very statue of Herc has a little cameo in a children's book I'm writing (book #3 in the "Boomer Sisters" series).

In the second chapter, the sisters go to the Met, which is having a (fictional) exhibition on graffiti. The Greeks were quite familiar with graffiti, of course, so in my book, all the statues are temporarily covered with graffiti tags and comments, like "Diogenes has a crooked nose and smells funny."

Anyway, it was cool to see the photos of something I just finished writing about... thanks!

12:28 PM  
Blogger Jimy Maack said...

So massive and so badly hung.


Anyway, did you know that in Greece you can find 1000-2500 year old viking graffiti...?

(most probably by the Varangian guard)

3:00 AM  
Anonymous soilride said...

Hey Goldilocks,

Havent seen you online in awhile since I left myspace [now reconnected]It's a good thing I bookmarked this in my favorites!

I love statues! This pic of Hercules is great! Hope all is well!

SR

6:57 AM  

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