Archive for the Object Category

Der heilige Hieronymus und der Löwe

Posted in Art, Object with tags , on May 21, 2017 by Dylan Thomas Hayden

Riemenschneider, Jerome

Tilman Riemenschneider
alabaster, c. 1495
The Cleveland Museum of Art

Maria mit dem Schutzmantel

Posted in Art, Object with tags on May 20, 2017 by Dylan Thomas Hayden

Ravensburger_Schutzmantelmadonna

Michel Erhart or Friedrich Schramm
painted wood, c. 1480
Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin

Vierge ouvrante

Posted in Art, Object with tags on May 19, 2017 by Dylan Thomas Hayden

vierge

anonymous
mixed media, c. 1400
Musée de Cluny

Vierge ouvrante

Posted in Art, Object with tags on May 18, 2017 by Dylan Thomas Hayden

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anonymous
ivory and bone, c. 1200
The Walters Art Museum

On Alcman

Posted in Object, Photo, Poetry with tags , , , on November 18, 2016 by Dylan Thomas Hayden

stele

Do not judge the man by the stone. Simple is the tomb to look on, but holds the bones of a great man. Thou shalt know Alcman the supreme striker of the Laoconian lyre, possessed by the nine Muses. Here resteth he, a cause of dispute to two continents, if he be a Lydian or a Spartan. Minstrels have many mothers.

Text: Antipater of Thessalonica, The Greek Anthology VII:18 translated by W. R. Paton. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1917
Image: Marble stele [MAMA XI 70 (Sebaste)], 3rd century AD, Private collection

Reliques de Chopin

Posted in Art, Music, Object with tags , on November 6, 2016 by Dylan Thomas Hayden

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The sculptor Auguste Clésinger was a prominent member of the bohemian art world of mid-19th century Paris, and particularly of the circle of Frédéric Chopin and George Sand, whose daughter Solange he married in 1847. When Chopin died on 17 October 1849, Clésinger made his death mask and a cast of his hands. He also sculpted, in 1850, the marble funerary monument of Euterpe, the muse of music, for Chopin’s grave.

euterpe

Cléopâtre

Posted in Art, Object with tags , on November 6, 2016 by Dylan Thomas Hayden

auguste-clesinger-cleopatre

Auguste Clésinger
bronze
date and location unknown