Monday, May 18, 2015


Munich's Glyptothek is almost compulsory regardless of how often before.

The Barberini Faun :

The short hair and exaggerated musculature of youth :

Athena :

Apollo, looking half male half female :

And Vita Sackville-West :

Lots of heads :

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David said...

Ah, the Barberini Faun, the sexiest of all antique sculptures and the one we most needed in our classical nudity exhibition here. I don't think I saw it on my one visit to the museums in 1981.

wanderer said...

It's hypnotic David, and difficult to leave, the eye keeps looking back, and the circumstances of its display are wonderful, the whole effect not unlike the Nefertiti in Berlin.

Keir said...

Absolutely agree with the first sentence of your post. The Glyptothek is my second favourite museum in Munich- my son and I are regulars. We just got back after another excursion to take then-and-now pics this weekend: