On the one hand, you are a sugar refiner, while, on the other hand, you are an Apollo Belvedere
They range from the Pantheon and Raphael's tomb to the Cortile Belvedere, inhabited by the iconic Apollo Belvedere
and Laocoon, the majestic Stanza della Segnatura, Raphael's fresco of Isaiah in Sant'Agostino (which in modern times has overshadowed the sculpture by Andrea Sansovino of Mary, St.
Thus, for Christ Michelangelo quotes the Apollo Belvedere
to cast him as the Sun of Justice and to recall that a temple of Apollo once stood near St.
In the grandest of them, such as LACMA's dazzling Sir Wyndham Knatchbull-Wyndham (alas, not to be shown in London), the gesture confidently paraphrases the Apollo Belvedere
and comes like the moment of enlightenment as the subject points to the Temple of Vesta.
Apollo is not only an ancient god, since Pope Leo X made the Apollo Belvedere
a symbol of his reign (typifying Italian Renaissance syncretism), and James I and Charles I figured as Apollo in court poems, masques, and paintings.
After having done 'a pop-riveted construction which had been a hit at a tutorial', intimation of what sculpture could be came from confronting a plaster cast of the Apollo Belvedere
that had survived in Mackintosh's Glasgow School of Art building.
When Bernini carved his Apollo and Daphne, he not only told Ovid's story, he also metamorphosed the statue of the Apollo Belvedere
(rediscovered during the Renaissance) into his own, transforming the god who steps forth gently into his own running hunter.
Collector's portraits offer endless entertainment as well as instruction: the 4th Earl of Carlisle with the huge cameo of Julia as Diana, Lord Dundas with the recumbent Vatican Cleopatra as staffage, to which could be added numerous other Batonis: the 2nd Earl of Bessborough's portrait in the pose of the Apollo Belvedere
might have been included, too, and the tale is well spiced with incidents such as Lord Hertford's buying a sarcophagus as a trough for his cows, or the Earl-Bishop's body being shipped home, crated as a statue, to spare the sailors' superstitious fears.
Nesselrath gives a brief history of the works depicted, citing other known drawings after the motif, so that his text is a rich source of information on the Baths of Diocletian, the Apollo Belvedere
, the Capitoline lions, and so on.
Left: Parian bust of Apollo Belvedere
, sculpted by C.
Curated by Settis and Davide Gasparotto from the Getty Museum, this display reveals how certain Graeco-Roman types gained canonical status in Renaissance Europe through being shrunk and commoditised --as a fist-sized Crouching Venus, or a gilt and bronze figurine of the Apollo Belvedere
Many ancient depictions of Apollo were available to the artist, both in Florence and Rome, the most famous being the Apollo Belvedere
, a Roman copy from the second century CE of a Greek bonze (350-325 BCE).