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Links between the Renaissance cabinet of curiosities and contemporary artists’ works

Italian, late 19th century, A Vanitas I like this because its very straight forward, and to the point. You know exactly whats its trying to portray right away. MT

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from Hotel San Francesco*** Rome

The Rape of Proserpina - G. L. Bernini 1622

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Sculpture en marbre 'Modesty' by Antonio Corradini (1751

"Veiled truth” is one of the masterpieces of Venetian sculptor Antonio Corradini…

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Art Nouveau Statue | Love In A Rose | Viena, Austria | Photo by onkel_wart (Thomas Lieser) on September 20, 20008 via Flkr

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What I found very creepy about the Hillhouse were the statues and busts that seemed to watch the people in the house. Their look was inescapable. I love how the lighting here does not hit the concave sockets of the eyes, so they stone is given depth to it's gaze.

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How such art can be so sensuously and realistically rendered from such an unmalleable medium as marble, is nothing short of miraculous.

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