Friday 13 December 2013

The Dying Gaul

As part of The Year of Italian Culture in the United States, the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC has been allowed to borrow The Dying Gaul (1st or 2nd Century AD) from the Capitoline Museum, Rome, until 16 March 2014. Yesterday this powerful masterpiece from antiquity went on display in the Rotunda, West Building Main Floor (CLICK). It puts to shame most modern attempts at sculpture. How can anyone who has seen this gem be fooled into thinking that contemporary junk peddlers are artists?


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