Monday, December 19, 2011

Medusa's Metamorphosis

Bernini's Medusa
Bernini's Medusa is on special exhibit at The Palace of the Legion of Honor. We're fortunate that the Musei Capitolini in Rome has lent us this precious object. The Baroque master sculputed it in the 1640s. The sympathetic and frightening bust captures the moment of metamorphosis from Beauty to Gorgon, a bewildering turn of events for the vain lady obviously. It's on view and must be seen through February 19th, 2012.

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