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Canandaigua New York ~ Historic Mansion ~ Italianate Victorian Architecture by Onasill ~ Bill Badzo
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Grand Historic Italianate Victorian.

HARRY BERTOIA’s Dandelion sculptures at the World Fair, New York USA, 1964

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Cy Twombly, coronation of Sesostris
From left to right:
-   coronation of Sesostris, panel 4, 2000. / acrylic, crayon, and pencil on canvas 81-1/8 x 97 inches, (206 x 246.5 cm)
-   coronation of Sesostris, panel 8, 2000. / acrylic, crayon, and pencil on canvas 81-½ x 97 1/8 inches, (207 x 247 cm)
-   coronation of Sesostris, panel 5, 2000. / acrylic, crayon, and pencil on canvas 81-1/8 x 61 5/8 inches, (206 x 156.5 cm)
-   coronation of Sesostris, panel 7, 2000. / acrylic, crayon, and pencil on canvas 79-3/8 x 60 7/8 inches, (201.5 x 154.5 cm)
-   coronation of Sesostris, panel 9, 2000. / acrylic, crayon, and pencil on canvas 81-5/8 x 61 inches, (205 x 155 cm)
-   coronation of Sesostris, panel 10, 2000. / acrylic, crayon, and pencil on canvas 80-5/8 x 61 3/8 inches, (207 x 156 cm)
-   coronation of Sesostris, panel 3, 2000. / acrylic, crayon, and pencil on canvas 81-1/8 x 53 ¾ inches, (206 x 136.5 cm)
-   coronation of Sesostris, panel 2, 2000. / acrylic, crayon, and pencil on canvas 81-¼ x 54 ¾ inches, (206.5 x 139 cm)
-   coronation of Sesostris, panel 6, 2000. / acrylic, crayon, and pencil on canvas 80-3/16 x 61 ¼ inches, (204 x 155.5 cm)

It was in a bathtub back in New York, reading Italian words aloud from a dictionary, that I first started mending my soul. My life had gone to bits and I was so unrecognizable to myself that I probably couldn’t have picked me out of a police lineup. But I felt a glimmer of happiness when I started studying Italian, and when you sense a faint potentiality for happiness after such dark times you must grab onto the ankles of that happiness and not let go until it drags you face-first out of the dirt—this is not selfishness, but obligation. You were given life; it is your duty (and also your entitlement as a human being) to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight.
—  Eat, Pray, Love (Elizabeth Gilbert)

Pompeo Batoni (1708-1787)
“Diana and Cupid” (1761)
Oil on canvas
Located in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York, United States