I just uploaded a few new pictures to the Openings album. These were actually taken before the opening during installation. I’ll be adding more of the actual opening events as time permits.
Bartolini describes this detail: “Left to himself, the Genius of ambitious rectitude in work sleeps the agitated sleep of misfortune and glory…. his head extending beyond the perifphery of the world.” The table is signed and dated 1845, and was commissioned by Count Anatoly Nicolayevich Demidoff. It was given to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1903, and was positioned in the middle of the intersection of hallways when I saw it. Cupid and another sleeping boy also appear on the other side of the table top. Captured July 5, 2008.
Shot from “Arte de la Frontera” exhibit at the International Museum of Art and Science, McAllen, TX.
From my “Watcher Watching” series. Joe at the National Gallery. Captured March 3, 2011.