Wednesday, 24 May 2006

Who broke Cellini's foot?

Hey! Look what they've done to my foot!
Eagle Eye strikes again! While browsing La Scultura Italiana, a website awarded the Coxsoft Art Silver Surfer Friendly Award, I came across a broken foot. The feet shown belong to Benvenuto Cellini's statue of Narcissus (1548) on the left. The foot in the middle is from an old black-and-white photo which I've colourized. The foot on the right is from a later colour photo. Look closely. Some clumsy clot has broken Narcissus's foot! This statue is in the Museo Nazionale del Bargello Firenze. Come on, Mario, who did it? And who's paying for the repairs?


At 24/5/06, Blogger Jacoblog said...

wow, that looks destroyed lol. eagle eye indeed! good work coxsoft!

At 24/5/06, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

It surprised me. I'd like to find out when it happened, but the black-and-white picture looks very old. So searching the news isn't going to help.

At 26/5/06, Blogger weggis said...

Try the football pages. Plenty of broken metatarsels there.
Get CSI onto it. It could be a serial foottapper.

At 26/5/06, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

You never know. There is that French lunatic who keeps attacking Marcel Duchamp's urinal. He took a hammer to it last Christmas or thereabouts. He pleaded incontinence the first time.


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