Monday, November 17, 2008

Art and History at the High

This past weekend, Starr visited and we heard Latin music at Agnes Scott with Nisa and Pamela. Yesterday we three (Starr, Dar and I) saw the highly expressive terracotta soldiers of China's first emperor and the remarkable display of masterpieces from the Louvre, including drawings by Michelangelo, "the Astronomer" by Vermeer, and a Roman rendition of Eros...

The theme of the exhibition is the masterpiece: how contemporary opinions affected the way certain art works were received in their day and the curator's job in deciphering the exquisite from the mundane. The marble sculpture pictured is a Roman depiction of the Greek god of love, Eros, from the first or second century A.D. The work is known as "The Winged Genius." Photos by Trevor Williams.


See also, the High Site:,1,1,9,1

A joy forever...

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