the romans

no, not those Romans. The ones from the Louvre at SAM. Rakka and I went this weekend and it was absolutely mobbed. They're leaving soon, is why. It's ok though, we got memberships, so we can go back when it's less busy.

The thing that gets me about really classical roman art isn't the beauty (although it is beautiful). Rather, it's the fact that it's still beautiful after all these centuries. As a political tool the full size statues are a phenomenal success. These guys were saying, "look, I'm a fantastic ruler. I'll be remembered forever." and here I am, 1800 years later, staring the guy in the face.

They really built to last, those Romans.

[where: SAM, 1300 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101]

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