Friday, May 07, 2004
Not often that a new masterpiece is "discovered."
A small but anatomically correct wood carving statute of Christ on the cross is set to "cause a stir in the art world this weekend as it appears in Florence for the first time, billed as a hitherto unknown masterpiece by the city's most famous artist, Michelangelo Buonarroti."
Regular DCARTNEWS reader Darin Boville makes a good point about my posting below and that we shouldn't snicker at Shreveport's awful sculptures when we have atrocious sculptures like the unfortunate Korean War Memorial - a magnificent design by the way - but awfully executed by sculptor Frank Gaylord.
Some of the figures are way out of any human proportion that I know of... also some of the hardware is as if the sculptor had taked toy guns and made molds from them....
In fact, the more I think about it, the more I convince myself that our Korean War sculptures are worse than the MLK memorial statutes in Shreveport!