Friday, March 5, 2010

"Boy in a mask", at Musee d'Orsay (photo:Christof C, October 2008)

This is attributed to Bartolomeo Coeraceppi, and unfortunately I don't think any photo does it justice due to its fully 3d nature. The statue is of a very young boy holding a Greek tragedy mask, from the back the boy's face shows an idyllic relaxed expression, perfectly juxtaposing the mask he is reaching. The statue, to me at least, seems to perfectly depict the blissful ignorance of childhood and the urge, despite the bliss, to be older.

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