National Museum of the Marine Corps, Quantico, VA
And since I missed yesterday, here is a FCD twofer!
Andrew Jackson, 1767-1845, Ferdinand Pettrich, Marble, Replica of 1836 Original, Smithsonian American Art Museum
I think my favorite thing about this bust is that the sculptor decided to carve Jackson au naturale. I feel that stripping him of his clothes also strips away his dignity, which is a fitting tribute to the man who initiated the Trail of Tears. The label makes no mention of his Indian policies besides calling him an “Indian fighter and hero of the Battle of New Orleans,” an oversight that will be corrected when I come to power (“Hey kids: laugh at the naked genocidal maniac!”).
Taken today on my way to see the most excellent Hokusai exhibition at the Sackler Gallery.
Renewal and Rebirth in Marble and Petal, East Building, National Gallery of Art
Man, yesterday was a gorgeous day!
The Stuff of Nightmares
This haunting figure is in the World War I gallery at the National Museum of the United States Marine Corps, in Quantico, VA.
Megan at the National Gallery of Art
Oy…second flu bug this week! I have literally spent the last 48 hours in bed and missed a daily post for the second time. Unfortunately I hadn’t run into Marilyn again and hadn’t met Zerah yet, so I’m blaming this on on the kids. Or Megan.