Glyptotek Drawings [18]

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Jim Dine
(b. 1935)

Glyptotek Drawings [18]

Charcoal, lithographic crayon, and india ink on paper
17 1/2 x 13 inches
Item description: 

This sheet presents a frontal and profile view of Homer at the top and one of Plato at the bottom. Homer, the eighth-century-B.C.. blind poet credited with the Iliad and the Odyssey, is identifiable by his lidded eyes. Like Homer, the Athenian philosopher Plato (429–347 B.C..) is depicted with his mouth slightly agape. The disembodied heads appear removed from the everyday world, lost in contemplative tranquility.

Credits: 

Photograph courtesy of The Pace Gallery.
© 2011 Jim Dine / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York