Friday Photos: Artistic Gymnastics
After two weeks of exciting competition, the London 2012 Summer Olympics will end this weekend with the Closing Ceremony on Sunday. Gymnastics was one of my favorite sports this year and Team USA’s Fierce Five certainly did not disappoint, bringing home five medals, three of them gold.
Five fierce artworks from our contemporary collection—interestingly enough, all Untitled—remind me of this graceful sport.
The balance beam:
The uneven bars:
The floor exercise:
A gymnast in the midst of her routine:
What artworks remind you of the Olympics?
If you’re not ready for the Olympic spirit to end just yet, you’ll want to get tickets for Arts & Letters Live on October 9. Chris Cleave will discuss his new novel Gold, which centers on two athletes at their last Olympic Games, London 2012.
Assistant to the Chair of Learning Initiatives