When you look at a massive marble statue you wonder how the artist conceived it. How many sketches of a model in different poses were made? Was a there a clay model? How much polishing was required to get the marble just so? The question on my mind? Are those sandals real or made up and why hasn’t any contemporary shoe designer made them yet?
These sculptures tower over you. You look up trying to catch the subtleties and your eyes wander down and around ending at the feet. The feet could have been bare, simple, strong Greek feet, but no there are these fantastic sandals.
Yes there are gladiator sandals today but nothing with this level of embellishment. Naturally if sandals like these were real they would cost more than I could spend. I’ll just watch “300” instead and admire the uh, sandals there. Mmmhmmm.