Artist: Anthony G. Gennarelli (American, 1915-2001)
Title: The Musical Mermaid
Dimensions: 21″ x 15″ x 7″
Location in Library: Lower level
Media: Siena marble
Owner: The Brooklyn College Library Collection. Gift of the family of Anthony G. Gennarelli in honor of Barbara L. Gerber. © Artist’s Estate
This is one of the sculptor’s most imaginative pieces, beautifully combining his love of both music and art. It also showcases Gennarelli’s mastery of subtle abstraction and his flair for the dramatic. This sensual, fluid masterpiece conveys the undulating rhythm and allure of a mermaid.