Sunday, June 8, 2008

Putti in Other Places

I visited Barcelona this weekend and I was interested by the fact that Putti are far less common in Spanish art. I see Putti and cherubs everywhere I turn in Rome. I have yet to see the most famous Putti in the world in Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel but I see them everywhere nonetheless. They had several ancient buildings and statues lining the streets, much like Rome but the tiny little angel babies were nowhere to be found. This made me wonder, is Rome the only city that has a lot of these curious little creatures? Will I find them when I go to London and Paris? I can’t wait to find out. I'll be looking for my winged little friends in the Louvre in just a few weeks.

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