THREE BEARDED ART LOVERS AT THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART IN CLEVELAND, OHIO!

Submitted by Satinder P S Puri on Sun, 01/17/2016 - 15:24.


THREE BEARDED ART LOVERS AT THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART IN CLEVELAND, OHIO – STANDING IN FRONT OF “THE CLEVELAND APOLLO” OFFICIALLY KNOWN AS APOLLO THE SERPENT-SLAYER.
 
Photographed in the lobby of the main floor of the 1916 Historic Building of the Cleveland Museum on a balmy (45ºF) January 15, 2016 evening.
 
The photograph shows, from left to right: Satinder P. S. Puri (retd. Structural Engineer and a resident of Cleveland’s West Side); Eric Schickendantz, owner of an art gallery; and Joseph “Blue Sky” Ciofolo – a noted sculptor – both from Akron, Ohio. Both gentlemen were accompanied by their wives and thoroughly enjoyed their visit.


THE CLEVELAND APOLLO:
“The Cleveland Apollo” officially known as Apollo the Serpent-Slayer, is an ancient bronze sculpture and shows Apollo as a youth and thus without a beard. It was completed around 350 B.C. and is attributed to Praxiteles, the renowned Greek Sculptor.
 
Apollo was the Greek God of Music, Poetry, Art, Medicine, Sun, Light, and Knowledge.
 
The sculpture is missing the left arm below the shoulder joint and the right forearm beyond the elbow joint. Part of the left arm beyond the elbow joint and the serpent are enclosed separately in a glass case that has been attached to a wall near the sculpture.
 
The photographs show a few different views of the sculpture and parts of the left arm and the serpent.
 
The sculpture has been stabilized by soldering it to the base plate.
 
A visitor from Outer Space may wonder why the mighty Apollo is in a disabled state considering that the Cleveland Museum is surrounded by excellent, world renowned, hospitals including the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals. (Just kidding)
 
The sculpture was purchased in 2004 at a cost, according to The Plain Dealer, of $5 million.
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MARCHING LEFT, RIGHT; LEFT, RIGHT; ---- AT THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART:
The photograph shows the Apollo Sculpture on left, circa 350 B.C., and a visitor on January 15, 2016 – separated by nearly 2,366 years – appearing to move in opposite directions.


THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART:
The Cleveland Museum, located in University Circle, in Cleveland, Ohio, has grown since the neoclassical Historic Building opened in 1916.
 
The first addition, which doubled the floor space, took place in March 1958.
 
The North Wing, the second addition, designed by Hungarian-born U.S. architect Marcel Breuer (1902-1981) was added in 1971.
 
The third addition, which included a library and added more floor space, took place in 1983.
 
A major multi-year expansion, designed by Uruguyan-born U.S. architect Rafael Vinoly, costing $350 million, and which also included the renovation of the 1916 building was officially celebrated on December 31, 2013. During this expansion – both the 1958 and 1983 additions were demolished.
 


The photograph shows the majestic 1916 Building of the Cleveland Museum of Art as viewed from the intersection of Euclid Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.


 
The photograph shows the 1916 Building of the Cleveland Museum of Art as viewed from East Boulevard.
 
 


The photograph shows the 1916 Building of the Cleveland Museum of Art and the latest addition designed by architect Rafael Vinoly.
 


The photograph shows the 1971 Addition to the Cleveland Museum of Art designed by architect Marcel Breuer.


CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS:
The Cleveland Museum of Art which opened on June 6, 1916 is celebrating 100 years of its existence with special exhibitions and events.
 
Here is a list of the special exhibitions. Please visit the Cleveland Museum website for details.
*Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse, 10-11-15 to 01-05-16
 
*Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt, 03-13-16 to 06-12-16
*Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt, 04-03-16 to 07-31-16
 
*Art and Stories from Mughal India, 07-31-16 to 10-23-16
 


 
 
 
REFERENCES:
*Praxiteles: The Cleveland Apollo, Cleveland Museum of Art.
 
*The Cleveland Museum of Art wades into global controversy over antiquities collecting with exhibition and catalog on its ancient bronze Apollo, Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer, September 27, 2013.
 
*Apollo is a gallery star with controversial past, Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer, June 20, 2010.
 
*Cleveland Museum of Art – Wikipedia, the FreeEncyclopedia.

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