Thursday, October 15, 2009
This is like a treasure hunt. I am working on Vizcaya Museum Shop products based on the Stone Barge and I needed better images. Time and storms have done a number on the limestone carvings. I was given a report by the assistant curator that mentioned an article written by Alexander Stirling Calder, the sculptor of the barge, entitled "The Relation of Sculture to Architecture" in: The American Architect 118 (December 8, 1920). I actually found a copy on the internet! These are the "Four Gaines", also called herms, caryatids or "Vizcayads". More about herms, carytids, Vizcayads and Stirling Calder in upcoming blogs.
Posted by Kellie Woodward at 9:52 PM