Touching Apollo

Made by Stefano Ricci in 1840, this sculpture is located in the Gallery of Modern Art, Palazzo Pitti.
It represents the sad story of the young Hyacinth - a character of Greek mythology of extraordinary beauty- loved by the god Apollo, but much admired and desired also by Zephyr, the west wind.
Digital photography and use of colour filters to exalt this intimate and tragical moment though the blue, the purple, the green, the orange and the pink contrasts. The close point of view in Rauchenberg’s artwork emphasizes even more the intimacy and the emotions of the moment.

PlaceFlorence, Palazzo PittiTechniqueDigital Photography colour filteredYear2018