Archive for March, 2014:

Why Doesn’t this Roman Wife Have a Face?

This ancient Roman sculpture is unusual to begin with — a sarcophagus lid with a life-size bare chested, mature man and his wife languidly reclining on the marble top. Masterful copiers of Greek art, the Romans appropriated this lounging concept in death from the Etruscans. But the really unusual part of this 220 A.D. sarcophagi [...]

Tulip Leaves Steal Spotlight from Tulips

  Every Spring the esplanade along upper Park Avenue blooms with block after block of tulips and bustles with photographers taking a zillion photos. Often passing the area, I have a front row seat on the tulips growth from beginning buds to their last shrunken petals fluttering to the ground. My favorite stage these days [...]