Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Disegno @ Getty Museum
The sketch on the right is from a Houdon bust in marble (not in the Disegno show). We sat on a bench in the middle of a gallery and I tried to get a decent drawing of this guy (who looked a lot like Robert Helpmann of "The Red Shoes" and "Tales of Hoffman"). I kept struggling, grunting a little "Dam-mit...." every few minutes, making Blair shush me repeatedly with the admonition, "There are children near!"