Tuesday, October 18, 2005

the real deal


Bernini, "Apollo and Daphne" 1622-25

Okay, so one could probably criticize this piece - anything is fair game for criticism, especially in the realm of art. But the physical presence of this sculpture is just so amazingly moving. And you know the old saying about Ginger Rogers - that she could do everything Fred could do, but in high heels & backwards? Bernini carved this beautiful, intricate, expressive, & indescribably evocative sculpture out of one piece of marble in fucking 1622.

There, now you really know: Sloth is a geek.

10 Comments:

At 12:32 AM, Blogger sloth said...

*whew* ... that felt good. pure love.

 
At 9:16 AM, Blogger mountain man said...

This is one of my favorite things in the world. Way to go Slothy.

Love,

fellow geek

Geeky is good good good.

 
At 3:36 PM, Anonymous hammy said...

I saw it in real life. It is incredible!

 
At 8:51 PM, Anonymous pd said...

Shazam! A work of pure beauty and lovliness...

 
At 11:40 PM, Blogger Corny said...

Wow SLOTHY!!! OMG I'm like blown away by this posting. First of all it IS beautiful and unbelievable, thank you for the reminder... b) You ARE an art geek and now I feel much better about that fucking Georgia O'keeffe moment I had over the weekend...

 
At 12:06 AM, Blogger sloth said...

Yes, yes, and YES, blog buddies... thank you for reaffirming this for me, because it is truly one of the most wonderous and favoritest things ever clapped-eyes-on by sloth. And for those of you who have never been, scrape those pennies for a trip to Rome for this and many other reasons. Go during the off-off season if need be.

 
At 3:53 PM, Blogger TRES CEE said...

s sloth s loath to fuking come with me amen,

 
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