Artist: Anthony G. Gennarelli (American, 1915-2001)
Title: The Sybil
Dimensions: 17″ x 13″ x 9″
Location in Library: First floor
Media: Celestine marble
Owner: The Brooklyn College Library Collection.
Gift of the family of Anthony G. Gennarelli. © Artist’s Estate
The artist inventively captures the uniqueness of the marble with a keen sense of its natural and sensuous beauty. Gennarelli’s hand-carved sculptures range from subtle abstractions to powerful portraits. This sculpture is based upon Michelangelo’s rendering of the Delphic prophetess Sybil.