The sculptures in this case are located in the “marble quarrying” section of the Grohmann Museum’s second floor. I’m not sure why this caught my eye today, because I walk past here all the time. Maybe it’s just a little quieter at the moment. Anyway, the extra long shadow seemed kind of compelling to me, and even a little dramatic.
And here’s a more balanced view. You can see that the shadow on the opposite side of the case isn’t nearly as impressive. Somehow seeing only the one, and looking at it from an angle that isolates it a bit, causes me to assign that shadow significance, making it appear far more important to the gallery space than it actually is. I know that’s silly, but I do notice shadows and how they sometimes seem even more interesting than the things that cast them. (Hmm, now I’m thinking about Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave.” This does not mean I’m an unenlightened prisoner, I hope!)
Also, today I noticed for the first time that the bronze sculptures in that case are set on bases of green marble. How appropriate 🙂