Saturday, January 7, 2012

Classical Art

I went to the Field Museum specifically to find a Roman mosaic , which was magical and composed of so many interesting images.

And I was charmed at the Getty Villa in Malibu by the amazing collection of classical pieces from favorite parts of the world.

But it was a revelation at the Field to find things I don't usually seek out—from dinosaurs to chocolate to the ancient peoples of the Americas to whales to tiny birds to brightly colored bird-feather headpieces.  I'm a culture snob, I admit, and though it gave me immense satisfaction at the Getty to see so many Greek, Roman, and Etruscan masterworks, it gave me joy at the Field to connect with the world on a more visceral level.

I am, after all, Gemini, and split in two.  (Or, rather, doubled.)

image:  Christie B. Cochrell, Greek women, Getty Villa

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