Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Bernini's "The Medusa" at the Legion


This piece is so delicately beautiful and the level of craftmanship is so high that it has to be seen to be believed. At the press preview today, John Buchanan, the Director of the Museum, hinted that there will be more exchanges between the Capitolini Museum in Rome and the Legion. No details yet but keep tuned to this space ...

http://www.examiner.com/museum-in-san-francisco/bernini-s-the-medusa-at-the-legion

2 comments:

A Cuban In London said...

It's only when you do a close-up that you notice all those minute details. She seems to be frowning. I wonder if it's the weight of all those snakes on her head.

Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

namastenancy said...

HA HA! Or maybe it's the pain of knowing that you are no longer beautiful - all all because you were messing around with Neptune in Minerva's temple and the Goddess had a hissy fit. One thing is for sure with these ancient gods and goddesses - they did not stint on vengeance.