Twenty plus years ago, I spent two week walking about Rome. Having studied art history in college, I wanted to see the monuments and museums which I had studied in small photographs in text books. Taveling alone, I could find unoccuplied galleries, as well as renouned pieces, and spend as long as I wated to observe and sketch. As we were staying in Washington, D.C. this recently, we walked over to the Mall to the National Gallery of Art. One sculpture that was on display is The Dying Gual, on loan from the Musei Capitolini, in Rome. Ah, a familiar friend in art. This is a Roman copy of a Greek sculpture. It disappeared for centuries, to be found in Villa Ludovisi’s gardens in 1621. Along with other Roman and Greek sculptures, it was studied, sketched and replicated by 17th century artists. As with many well conceived and constructed compositions, it’s pose can be found in later artists works.
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