On the one hand, you are a sugar refiner, while, on the other hand, you are an Apollo Belvedere
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.
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
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
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.
For some, disquiet may soon turn to alarm, as the remaining pages fill with geometrical diagrams, mathematical symbols, fractions, equations, sketches of flatfish, sunflowers, and horses, computergenerated images derived from fractals, and more or less grainy photographs of the Apollo Belvedere
, sculptures at Chartres Cathedral, and sundry works of Raphael, Duccio, Durer, Mondrian, and Aristide Maillol--not to mention the Parthenon, the Pyramids, and a singularly unattractive Le Corbusier apartment building in sunny Marseilles.