Helical Staircase at the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, FL. October 9, 2011. See more of my images of the Dali Musuem.
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.
I.M. Pei’s East Wing at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Completed in 1978, the building has a triangular grid, and is semi underground with pyramidal skylights. The atrium features a giant Caulder mobile. The building itself is a work of modern art, and the bronze plaque identifying it as an I.M. Pei building has been worn from people touching it. Captured March 2, 2011.
Sculpture in The Vatican. Captured Feb. 3, 2009.
Close up of the foot of a sculpture in The Vatican. Captured February 2, 2009.