A photo of a statue and a painting of a girl looking at the statue

The Boston Museum of Fine Arts has a cute effect in one of its galleries.  On one of the walls is a realistic painting of people gazing at the paintings and statuary in that very gallery.  In the painting you see a girl looking at a statue, with the statue itself standing just a few feet away from the painting.  Here’s a photo of the statue and, in the background, the painting of the girl looking at the statue:

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Michelangelo drawings at the Museum of Fine Arts

The drawings are on loan from the Casa Buonarotti in Florence. Okay, my photographs could have been better. What do you want for free?  The light was dim to protect the drawings.

Cleopatra was my favorite. Notice the asp encircling her like a necklace:

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Here’s a famous Madonna and Child. That’s one well-fed baby:

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And here is a study for the head of the Madonna in some painting:

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