Friday, May 4, 2012

Curl (Archilochos)

Curl hung
In curl.

Upper: Tullio Lombardo, Bacchus and Ariadne, c. 1505, Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, Kunstkammer

Lower left: Workshop of Sandro Botticelli, 1476-80, Idealized Portrait of Simonetta Vespucci, Gemäldegalerie, Berlin.

Lower right: Workshop of Sandro Botticelli, 1480-85, Idealized Portrait of Simonetta Vespucci, Städelisches Museum, Frankfurt.


  1. At first, fractals came to mind, but life lived is not so orderly. Then again, neither are curls.

  2. If you are so inclined, you would probably enjoy owning Seven Greeks, which contains Guy Davenport's translations of Archilochos, Sappho, Alkman, Herakleitos, Diogenes, Anakreon and Herondas. It's a remarkable volume and readily available from Amazon. Curtis

  3. The Lombardo bas-relief is breathtaking.

  4. I know -- isn't it ever? Planning our summer trip to Maine and hope to take in Boston. My daughter is rehearsing for her recital in the next room. Energetic weekend; trying to re-compose my de-composed self. Curtis