A Dare in Stone

A Dare in Stone

A self-confident Paris challenges the shy Venus to come get his apple; sculptures (ca. 1822) by Antonio Canova, Italian; Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Three Chairs of Separation

Three Chairs of Separation

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

An Ancient Blessing

An Ancient Blessing

Man seems to receive a blessing from an ancient Greek woman from the late 4th century B.C. at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Psst……Can Anybody See Me?

Psst......Can Anybody See Me?

Nydia, the Blind Flower Girl of Pompeii (1859) by sculptor Randolph Rogers tries to get some attention at the Metropolitan Museum

Be Careful, She’s Dangerous !!

Be Careful, She's Dangerous!

Man gets dangerously close to Medea (1865) by sculptor William Wetmore Story at the Metropolitan Museum, Jan. 15, 2019.

He Screamed To No Avail

He Screamed To No Avail

Even the loud screams of satyr Marsyas (by German sculptor Balthasar Permoser, ca. 1680-85) could not make them pay attention to his suffering at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, yesterday Jan. 15, 2019.

A Museum can be a Dangerous Place

A Museum can b a Dangerous Place

An ancient Greek lion (ca. 400-390 B.C.) is ready to pounce as unsuspecting tourists walk by in the Metropolitan Museum of Art today Jan. 15, 2018.

Hello

Hello

Man is mesmerized by The Three Graces, companions of Aphrodite, Goddess of Love and Beauty; Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Under the Watchful Eye of Hercules

Under the Watchful Eye of Hercules

A bearded Hercules from the Roman, Flavian period, keeps an eye on two ladies at the Metropolitan Museum of Art today Oct. 9, 2018.

The Falconer

The Falconer

This elegant bronze statue is the work of British sculptor George Blackall Simonds (1844-1929). It was dedicated on May 31, 1875 and stands at the West 72nd street transverse road in Central Park.

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

I wish all my friends and followers a very Merry Christmas or whatever you celebrate in this season!! Maybe you can find me in this snowman at the Calatrava Oculus in Battery Park City.

Breaking News…….

Breaking News

………..Ancient Roman found to have been exposing himself in public for years……..

When Chris Had His Own Living Room

When Chris Had His Own Living Room

In October 2012 Christopher Columbus was enjoying the warmth of his own living room high above Columbus Circle, courtesy artist Tatzu Nishi during the installation ”Discovering Columbus”. Happy Columbus Day!

George is Watching

George Is Watching

I wonder what George Washington is thinking about the current state of his country – Federal Hall, Wallstreet, New York

Waiting for a Story

Waiting for a Story

Hans Christian Andersen sculpture near the Sailboat Pond in Central Park.

Cone Fixing Cylinder

Cone Fixing Cylinder

“Cone Fixing Cylinder” by Tom Otterness, one of my favorite sculptors, at Marlborough, West 57th street.

Snow-Capped

Snow Capped

View from my window this morning Sunday Jan 8, 2017.

Life Imitates Art

Life Imitates Art

The Libyan Sibyl (1860) by William Wetmore Story (1819-1895) and a lady writing in her diary at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; from my archive, 2009.

High Above the Westside Highway

High Above the Westside Highway

“Mermaid” by Liz Craft at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

The Lady Likes To Pose

The Lady Likes To Pose

Marble statue of a wounded Amazon, Roman, imperial period, 1st-2nd century A.D. Copy of a Greek bronze statue of ca. 450-425 B.C., Metropolitan Museum of Art

Mesmerized by Man

Mezmerised by Man

Bronze statue of a man, Greek, Hellenistic, mid 2nd-1st century B.C., Metropolitan Museum of Art.

 

Lucretia Had Enough

Lucretia Had Enough

Ignored by cellphone obsessed tourists, Lucretia (by Philippe Bertrand) stabs herself as Marsyas (by Balthasar Permoser ) cries out in anguish at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Herakles Bemused

Herakles Bemused

The Greek hero Herakles watches the modern young ladies with bemusement at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (Roman, Imperial period, 1st century A.D. Copy of a Greek statue of the second half of the 4th century B.C. attributed to Lysippos.)

The Curious Muse

The Curious Muse

An Ancient Roman Muse tries to peek around a column to see what that glowing thing is the young woman is staring at; Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Diana Strikes Again

Diana Strikes Again

The other ladies avert their eyes as Diana aims her arrow at an unsuspecting art critic at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

Camouflaged by Shadows

Camouflaged By Shadows

Diana, Roman Goddess of the hunt, (by sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens), artfully aims her arrow while being rendered inconspicuous amid the stark shadows of the mid-day sun.

The Priestess Patienly Awaits Her Admirers

The Priestess Patiently Awaits Her Admirers

The Libyan Sibyl (1860) by William Wetmore Story (1819-1895) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Who, me??!!

Who, me??!!

Venus looks shyly at a self-confident Paris who challenges her to come closer; Sculptures (ca. 1822) by Antonio Canova, Italian; Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Diana Strikes Back

Diana Strikes Back

Diana, the Roman goddess of the hunt, tired of the masses taking selfies with her, aims her arrow at an unsuspecting tourist in The Metropolitan Museum.

Hercules Confronting Art Students

Hercules Confronts Art Students

Young students examining a young Hercules in the Roman galleries of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Olympus E-M5 with the m.Zuiko 25mm f1.8 lens.

A Predator’s Perspective

A crouching panther high up on a rock in Central Park looking down on passing creatures. "The Still Hunt" by sculptor Edward Kemeys (1843-1907)

A crouching panther high up on a rock in Central Park looking down on passing creatures.
“The Still Hunt” by sculptor Edward Kemeys (1843-1907)


Olympus E=P1 with the m.Zuiko 14-42mm lens.

Stony-Faced

Seen on East 80th street in New York City.

Seen on East 80th street in New York City.


Fujifilm X100T

The Aim of Diana

"Diana" by Augustus Saint–Gaudens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

“Diana” by Augustus Saint–Gaudens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Olympus Trip 35 with Fuji Superia 400 film.

Adam

Tourists enjoy themselves with "Adam", a sculpture by Fernando Botero  at the Time-Warner Center

Tourists enjoy themselves with “Adam”, a sculpture by Fernando Botero at the Time-Warner Center


Olympus E-M5 with a m.Zuiko 17mm f1.8 lens

The Dreamer

"Sleeping Boy" French,ca. 1774, by Phillippe Laurent Roland and  "Skull Hook" (Agiba) 19th-early 20th century, by the Kerewa people. Large agiba were used to display trophy skulls within men's ceremonial houses amongst the Kerewa people of the Papuan Gulf region. Headhunting was an integral element of ritual life of the community. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

“Sleeping Boy” French,ca. 1774, by Phillippe Laurent Roland and “Skull Hook” (Agiba) 19th-early 20th century, by the Kerewa people. Large agiba were used to display trophy skulls within men’s ceremonial houses amongst the Kerewa people of the Papuan Gulf region. Headhunting was an integral element of ritual life of the community.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.


Fujifilm X100T

Chilled Out At The Hilton

Jim Dine's  nude "Looking Toward the Avenue" at the Hilton hotel on 53rd St. Sixth Avenue, New York.

Jim Dine’s nude “Looking Toward the Avenue” at the Hilton hotel on 53rd St. Sixth Avenue, New York.


Olympus E-M5 with the Lumix G Vario 12-35mm f2.8 lens

Danger…..

A crouching panther about to spring upon its prey. Edward Kemeys (1843-1907), sculptor. M. J. Power, Bronze founder. Central Park, New York City

A crouching panther about to spring upon its prey.
Edward Kemeys (1843-1907), sculptor.
M. J. Power, Bronze founder.
Central Park, New York City


Olympus E-M5 with the m.Zuiko 17mm f1.8 lens

Communicating With The Saints

St. Thomas Church on Fifth Avenue and 53rd street

St. Thomas Church on Fifth Avenue and 53rd street, New York City

Ricoh GR

Under the watchful eye of Moonbird

Texting under the watchful eye of Joan Miro's "Moonbird" sculpture at the Solow Building on 58th Street , New York

Texting under the watchful eye of Joan Miro’s “Moonbird” sculpture at the Solow Building on 58th Street , New York


Lumix GX7 with the Leica 25mm f1.4 lens.

A Wintry Embrace

Romeo and Juliet in a snow storm in Central Park, New York City.

Romeo and Juliet in a snow storm in Central Park, New York City.


Olympus TG-1

See no Evil, Hear no Evil, Speak no Evil, Text no Evil

"Three Evils" by Tom Otterness, at the 57th street passage, New York City.

“Three Evils” by Tom Otterness, at the 57th street passage, New York City.


Olympus E-p1 with the m.Zuiko 17mm f1.8 lens.

Confrontation with a Large Head

Jaume Plensa's Sculpture Awilda or Chloe in the lobby of the Grand Hyatt Hotel on 42nd street and lexington Avenue

Jaume Plensa’s Sculpture Awilda or Chloe in the lobby of the Grand Hyatt Hotel on 42nd street and lexington Avenue


Olympus OM-D with the Lumix 12-35mm f2.8 lens.

In From The Cold

Christopher Columbus in his cozy livingroom 70 feet above Columbus Circle during the "Discovering Columbus" exhibit by Tatzu Nishi, New York City

Christopher Columbus in his cozy livingroom 70 feet above Columbus Circle during the “Discovering Columbus” exhibit by Tatzu Nishi, New York City


Canon S100

The Art Students

The Art Students, originally uploaded by CVerwaal.

Admiring  ancient marbles at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.
Olympus OM-D with the m.Zuiko 75mm f1.8 lens.

A Bethesda Putto

Getting splashed at Bethesda Fountain, Central Park, New York City.

Getting splashed at Bethesda Fountain, Central Park, New York City.


Panasonic G3 with the Lumix 45-200mm f4.0-5.6 lens.

Caught Cheating

"Life Underground" - sculptures by Tom Otterness in the 14th St. and 8th Avenue subway station.

“Life Underground” – sculptures by Tom Otterness in the 14th St. and 8th Avenue subway station.


Olympus OM-D with the Lumix 20mm f1.7 lens.

Caught Napping

"Life Underground" - sculptures by Tom Otterness in the 14th St. and 8th Avenue subway station.

“Life Underground” – sculptures by Tom Otterness in the 14th St. and 8th Avenue subway station.


Olympus OM-D with the Lumix 20mm f1.7 lens

A Bemused Heracles

Herakles (Roman, Imperial period), The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Herakles (Roman, Imperial period), The Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Panasonic G3 with the Olympus m.Zuiko 45mm f1.8 lens.

Distractions

Pan, the god of wild nature (Roman, Imperial period) Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Pan, the god of wild nature (Roman, Imperial period)
Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Panasonic G3 with the Olympus m.Zuiko 45mm f1.8 lens

A Little Peace in Stone for a Hectic Season.

Greenwood Cemetery with the Manhattan skyline in the distance

Greenwood Cemetery with the Manhattan skyline in the distance


Olympus “Pen” E-p2 with the Lumix 45-200mm f4.0-5.6 lens.