Friday, September 7, 2007

Urban Spinario

Spinario, or Boy with Thorn.
A classic posture used in art, not unlike the contraposto.

A sculpture

A lithograph

A photograph

Yesterday, as I walked down the alley to my parking garage, I saw a man sitting in a doorway in this classic pose.

It reminded me a trip I took to New York City almost 10 years ago, when I saw a man in Central Park, in the same pose.

Something about that moment reminded me that in thousands of years, little has changed.

A thorn is still a thing to be reckoned with.

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