Sunday, January 8, 2012

This one is NOT laughing.

I dearly want to post pictures of the Belvedere Gorgon
on my blog
(from the Faina museum in Orvieto),
but I am afraid it will give some of my readers nightmares.
It scares ME.
Now some Gorgons are kind of funny,
like the kind that Helene Cixous claimed were 'laughing' and 'beautiful.'
Well, not this one.
Her fangs are pretty formidable, for starters,
and she gets more frightening from there.
If you are dying to see the picture,
post a comment and I will email it to you...

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