There is just so much art out in the world, and I want you to see it all! But, I don’t have the time to write about it all. I’m going to start sharing some random artworks that I like every Wednesday for an art history-fied Wordless Wednesday! I am going to try not to write all about them, because honestly this will be a struggle here to just put this up and not say anything about it. I tend to overdo things.
Here’s your art for today.
I came upon this one when I was researching art for Art Around the World in 30 Days. I pinned it, but didn’t end up choosing it for the series. It stayed on my mind though, because I really have never seen anything like this. It kind of reminded me of Gollum from Lord of The Rings, of medieval gargoyles, and of this Romantic Nightmare painting. I was so surprised when I read it was from Hellenistic Greece!
He’s delightful. You can read a little bit about him on the Met’s website (basically they don’t know a lot about it). I’m also surprising he is only 4 inches tall! My precious.
You should have heard my 2-year-old‘s response to this. She saw it on my screen, squealed with delight and laughed, and then start discussing his flip flops. It was adorable.
Enjoy! Let me know what you think of this one in the comments.
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