Mercurio en Dresde

MercurioDresdenCardY de pronto, encontré otro 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.]

En la llamada Bóveda Verde del Staatliche Kunstsammlungen de Dresde se conserva otra copia de nuestro Mercurio que Francesco I de Medici regaló a Cristian I, Elector de Sajonia. Parece que, en aquel momento, esta preciosa escultura homenajeaba las capacidades organizativas de Cristian I y la buena fortuna que hizo que sucediera a su padre, Augusto de Sajonia, en 1587. La joya, y una copia en miniatura, sobrevivió a los bombardeos de la II Guerra Mundial, y ahí sigue, haciendo equilibrios sobre un pie, deslumbrando a quienes entran en la cámara de las maravillas.

Los milagros de Dresde. A veces basta con no hacer ruido para sobrevivir.

[Puedes descubrir otros Mercurios en Washington, Barcelona y Valladolid pinchando en los enlaces]

SalóndeEspejosDresdeAnd suddendly, I found another Mercury.

[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.]

In the Green Vault at the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, in Dresden, there is another Mercury statue. This statue was given to Christian I, Elector of Saxony, by Francesco I de Medici. It seems that at that time, this gift symbolized the skills and good fortune of Cristian I, as he succeeded his father Augustus of Saxony in 1587. Mercury -and one smaller replicae- survived the destruction of Dresden during World War II and is still standing on one foot, in the cabinet of wonders.

The miracles of Dresden. Sometimes you only have to go unnoticed to resist.

[You can find more statues of Mercury in Washington, Barcelona and Valladolid by clicking there].

[Para Carmen Piqueras/For Carmen Piqueras]

* Image: Mercury (Giambologna), 1586-87. Staatliche Kunstammlungen Dresden, Grünes Gewölbe (Green Vault) © Jürgen Karpinski, Dresden. Green Vault, cabinet with little copy of Mercury among other statues (top right)  © Alfredo Aracil, 2014.

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