Rick Riordan’s MFA tour

Of “Automedon with the Horses of Achilles” by Henri Regnault, Rick Riordan says, “ ... put some clothes on.” (MFA)
Of “Automedon with the Horses of Achilles” by Henri Regnault, Rick Riordan says, “ ... put some clothes on.” (MFA)

Author Rick Riordan (middle), of the best-selling “Percy Jackson & the Olympians” series, wrote on his blog about his recent trip to our Museum of Fine Arts. The post includes pictures of works he viewed, as well as captions he wrote to explain the art. Of Henri Regnault’s “Automedon With the Horses of Achilles” (right), he wrote, “Automedon, the chariot driver for Achilles, tries to restrain Achilles’ two immortal horses. . . . Pro tip, Automedon: if you’re going to wrangle horses, put some clothes on.” Of Antoine-François Callet’s “Ceres Begging for Jupiter’s Thunderbolt After the Kidnapping of Her Daughter Proserpine” (left), Riordan said, “Ceres appears before Jupiter and Juno, asking to borrow the big guy’s lightning bolts so she can punish whoever kidnapped her daughter Proserpine. Jupiter has been working out. Dude has abs. Ceres seems to be having a bit of a wardrobe malfunction, but amazingly, Jupiter is managing not to look.” Riordan should consider giving MFA tours. . . . In other MFA news, the museum opened its “Permission to Be Global/Prácticas Globales: Latin American Art From the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection” exhibit on Wednesday. Collector Ella Fontanals-Cisneros was there early Tuesday to help co-curators Jen Mergel and Liz Munsell launch the show.

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