Mercurio en Valladolid

Hace años que le sigo la pista a Mercurio.

[En el Mercurio de Giambologna se basaron los coreógrafos del prerromanticismo para codificar el attitude académico del ballet clásico. La escultura original se conserva en el Museo Bargello, en Florencia.]

Hay una galería comercial medio abandonada en Valladolid -el Pasaje de Gutiérrez- en cuyo interior se refugia un Mercurio, ejerciendo de dios del comercio, que mantiene el equilibrio con dignidad a pesar de las telarañas que le rodean. Y ahí sigue, en attitude.

[Para descubrir otro Mercurio en Washington, pinchar aquí.]

For years, I’ve been getting on Mercury’s trail.

[Ballet choreographers from the early Romanticism used Giambologna’s Mercury to create the academic attitude. The original sculpture is at the Bargello Museum, in Florence.]

I found a partly abandoned shopping center in Valladolid -called Pasaje de Gutiérrez- where a copy of our Mercury, as god of commerce, keeps his balance with dignity and full of cobwebs. Still in attitude.

[To discover another Mercury in Washington, click here.]

* Images of Mercury at the Pasaje de Gutiérrez (Valladolid, Spain) © Elna Matamoros, 2012.

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