Sunday, June 28, 2009
Speaking of Beauty in Art, here's a sculpture currently on display in Hamilton, which is pure aesthetic bliss. Cesare Lapini's late nineteenth-century statue of Psyche with a butterfly is beautifully sculpted in a serpentine S-shape of a crystalline marble that glitters in the light when you stand close to it. And, the closer you get to it, the more you appreciate the incredible skill that must have gone into chiseling something so elegant from marble. It's one of the highlights of the current AGH show of Italian Art and comes as close to "art for art's sake" as you can get. As Claire said, it's hard to imagine finding anything wrong with this piece of masterful eye candy.
Posted by Rufus at 8:15 PM