This is the work of Domenico Guidi in the 17th century. With a limited number of hours in Manhattan, a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art headed the list of things to do. I'd never been! I had to get on the floor to get this much sky in the shot, which was as intentional as I believe placing the statue under the sky was. Andromeda was looking to the sky for help in the final moments before the sea monster dispatched her when Perseus swooped in and saved the day, killing the sea monster (no big whoop, Perseus was freakin' invisible) and marrying her (much to the chagrin of her uncle, to whom promises had been made).
Photo Nerdery: With photos of art, I'm really only saving things I'd especially like to remember from the collection. That the statue is beautiful has nothing to do with me. The most I can hope to do is to capture the object with proportions intact, free of the distractions of poor composition and--at best--present the art in a way that calls to question juxtaposition or placement, such as here with the glass ceiling. [Canon 1DsIII, Leica Summicron 50mm, 1/500th, f/4(I'm guessing, aperture information isn't available after-the-fact with an alt-lens) ISO 400)