Witter Bynner (Emmanuel Morgan), poet, 1881-1968, American
The Birth of Venus, 1635 or 1636, oil on canvas. Nicholas Poussin, 1594-1695, French. Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Sold by the Soviet Government to the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1930, this was originally in the possession of Catherine the Great.
So wide a sea you came from, your cold form
Marine: The Waterspout, 1890, oil on canvas. Gustave Courbet, 1819-1897, French. Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY
Has wanted out of reason, to be warm,
So close a shell, your iridescent side
Loop, 2000, six-channel video and sound installation. Jennifer Steinkamp and Jimmy Johnson, Americans. Statue of Venus by Thomas Hope, 1767-1831, British, after Antonio Canova, 1757-1822.
Installed at the late Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
Wave and detail, 1885, oil on canvas. Alexander Harrison, 1853-1930, American, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia
Is as incontinent as the earth is wide.