Wednesday, December 30, 2009

364 - Roman Renaissance

From 365 Project
Tonight we had the opportunity to tour the Chrysler Museum's "To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum" special exhibit lead by Jeff Harrison, the Museum's Chief Curator. The Egyptian exhibit was spectacular but afterward Jeff took us on a little detour through a staff hallway which was lined with four over-sized Roman sculptures. This is the head from one which is not the original. Renaissance artists in Italy in the 17th Century reassembled the original pieces of the statues with newly carved missing sections to make them whole again. The haunting face of this man pays tribute the early Romans and their 17th century master artists descendants. Canon G10, 1/30 sec @ f/3.5, ISO 800, converted to B&W using Silver Efex Pro in Photoshop Elements 6.

2 comments:

Janet said...

That is a haunting glare. We have an interest in going to see the Eygptian Treasures...need to check to see how long it is going to be there.

CIOPhoto said...

Janet, better go this weekend. The exhibit ends on Sunday. It will be well worth the trip.