On the one hand, you are a sugar refiner, while, on the other hand, you are an Apollo Belvedere
. But the two characters do not mix with one another.
Vatican's Apollo: The Apollo Belvedere
, considered one of the most iconic classical sculptures, enjoys pride of place at the Vatican museum.
Among these loans is Italian master Leonardo da Vinci's portrait of a woman, La Belle Ferronniere, a massive Italian globe dating back to the 17th century, and a bronze Apollo Belvedere
statue created for French nobility.
In the triptych 'Nescientia,' the three panels are dominated by the central figures of the Apollo Belvedere
(modified), the Wise and Compassionate Buddha (vivisected), and the Crucified Christ (crucifix)- three ideals of art and religion.
A digital reproduction of Triumph of Homer hung in the stairwell of the Ludwig Muzeum in preface to "Absolute Beauty." Curated by Ekaterina Andreeva and Khlobystin, the exhibition-as-primer dedicated most of the main gallery to Novikov's own work, a series of smart tapestries like Apollo Trampling on the Black Square, 1990, green and gold brocade with a clipped image of Apollo Belvedere
, perched atop the woebegone mascot of the Russian avant-garde; or Salome, 1992-93, sumptuous burgundy satin bearing a collage of what at the time was erroneously believed to be a photograph of Oscar Wilde in drag, with a portrait of Lord Alfred Bruce Douglas, the writer's lover.
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
. These scaled-down masterworks allowed connoisseurs to possess ancient statuary on a domestic scale.
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).
(Amar Ramasar looked too nice to be a villain, while Tyler Angle tended to pose like Apollo Belvedere
.) The mime roles, although played by senior company members--Albert Evans (Prince of Verona), Darci Kistler (Lady Capulet), and Jock Soto (Lord Capulet)--lacked dramatic conviction and at times bordered on the ludicrous.
In figure 32, a classical head after the Apollo Belvedere
is misidentified as that of a Roman emperor.
The Vatican and the Capitoline museums in Rome had yielded the Apollo Belvedere
, the Venus di Medici, the Discobolus, the Laocoon and the Dying Gaul plus sixty or more other pieces.
This twentieth-century Laocoon has migrated away from its fellows at the Vatican Belvedere (Torso Belvedere; Apollo Belvedere
), toward a different grouping composed of the fragments from Sperlonga, where the tentacles of Scylla have become eminently comparable with Laocoon's serpents, and historians have turned the Baxandallian "period eye" back again to antiquity.