Fossil

I was encouraged this afternoon to watch the 16mm. black-and-white film shown in the Weston Gallery at the RA.   It’s by Graham Ellard and Stephen Johnstone and depicts the taking down of the casts which used to be in the old Architecture Room at the Royal Academy Schools, but are now in store pending the re-development of the Schools. The film is deliberately ghostly, interlaced with Blinky Palermo removing casts in the 1960s and alongside it are examples of the casts themselves, including a Corinthian capital from the Pantheon:-

And half an Ionic capital, cast from the north porch of the Erechtheion on the Acropolis:-

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