Pantheon and the Bronze Gallery

There’s a certain beauty, a certain lyrical grace in the way people write about something they really like. Here’s Olivier Bernier describing the Madras Museum, from an old piece in the New York Times’ Travel section.

The museum itself, set in a rather dusty park, consists of three main buildings. Starting from the entrance, the first offers pieces that elsewhere would draw our full attention but here seem almost extraneous…It is with the second building, the Bronze Gallery, that the masterpieces begin, however; and they belong mostly to that key moment in the art of sculpture, the Chola period…The result is a series of works that rival that other era of masterpieces, the Italian Renaissance.

Do read the full piece, even if you have already.

4 Comments so far

  1. Navneeth (unregistered) on February 28th, 2007 @ 7:56 pm

    Thanks for the link! Will give it a read.

  2. KR (unregistered) on March 1st, 2007 @ 4:56 am

    Nice article. I loved the bit about the hotels/restaurants at the end of the piece though. $60 for a room at the Taj Coromandel? $10-20 for a meal for two at the restaurants. And this was only 1990. How things have changed.

  3. nandhu (unregistered) on March 1st, 2007 @ 12:59 pm

    just took a print out. will give it a read.

  4. Ravi (unregistered) on March 1st, 2007 @ 1:39 pm

    Hi CC,
    Nice article! Liked it. Thanks.

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