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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Presents

Sphere Within Sphere (Sfera con Sfera)
Bronze sculpture (1990) by Arnaldo Pomodoro

Have you ever received a present that you don't really like but felt compelled to keep and even display?  That question crossed my mind when visiting the Vatican museum and seeing the torn globe sculpture in the garden. It is actually a sphere within a sphere and can rotate. Our guide told us that this sculpture had been a present to the Pope.
It didn't do anything for me.  Even the attendant lion seems to agree.

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