Friday, October 27, 2006

Ill Gotten Gains

This head, from Northern Spain, is part of a show of Medieval Heads at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Of course I didn't pay $20 to get in. I paid MY price of $1.00. I then committed a crime by taking this photo. Why are there no signs up? I didn't use a flash, I swear to you.
But it was all worth it. Look at that lovely expression. And the two little dots of rouge on the cheeks. The person who did these sculptures, and once you see them, you will recognize the style again and again, always puts the little smiles on the faces. Even when they are being eaten by lions. I saw some of these same style heads in Galicia. It was nice to meet the artist again in New York.

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