Tag Archives: caryatids

Spinal Discipline is the name of Irena Haiduk’s performance at documenta 14 in which thirteen members of the “Army of Beautiful Women” walk while balancing the surrogate Proust book Seductive Exacting Realism on their heads. This use of a book as a tool for correct posture and grace is accompanied by other seemingly superficial features […]

When I take students to Rome, I try to get them to to visualize the immense scale of what the Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus must have looked like on the Capitoline Hill by asking them to imagine a ‘Pantheon in the sky’. According to our typical itinerary, we would have seen the Pantheon the […]

You were obsessed with the caryatid that Lord Elgin stole from the Erechtheion temple on the Acropolis, when you read the tales of the five remaining figures weeping for their lost sister in Johanna Hanink’s book The Classical Debt. You even paid her a visit, after Athens, in the British Museum, and it was only […]