About: Heather Courtney

I'm part of a small team processing the Artist files series of the Harald Szeemann Papers. I have an MA in photographic preservation and collections management from Ryerson University, Toronto. Previously, I was a graduate intern in the Department of Photographs at both the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. My current research interests are in the history of private photographic collections in North America.

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H is for Haring
H is for Haring

A look inside the artist files of legendary curator Harald Szeemann. More»

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      The Perfect Male Form?

      This bronze sculpture is a copy of an ancient Roman marble statue known as the Belvedere Antinous, long considered one of the most beautiful statues to survive from antiquity. Engravings of the statue were used as models in the study of perfect body proportions.

      The bronze was once owned by Louis XIV, who purchased bronze replicas of ancient sculptures to enhance his kingly magnificence.

      A Bronze God for the Sun King

      Belvedere Antinous, about 1630, attributed to Pietro Tacca. Bronze. The J. Paul Getty Museum

      Plate 11 in Gérard Audran, Proportions of the human body, measured from the most beautiful sculptures of antiquity, 1683. The Getty Research Institute

      07/05/15

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