Friday, January 17, 2003

For anyone who will be in NY before the end of the month, Salander-O'Reilly has what will be the most beautiful show of the season. The largest terracotta in existence by Gian Lorenzo Bernini: the recently rediscovered Modello for the Fountain of the Moor. Bernini was the greatest technical sculptor in the history of the west, or of the world; his figures have a dynamism that's unmatched. Michelangelo is a better artist, but having been to Florence earlier in the year it was fascinating to realize how this sculpture made me understand why. I want to write more on it but in the meantime If you're in NY, go.

Now in the collection of the Kimbell.

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