Fue Buena listed their “2011: Photos of the Year.” Most of the year’s memorable moments feature, including Rafa’s DC victory, Fed’s finger wag at Roland Garros and Djokovic’s victory at Wimbledon.
I was scrolling through their page, when this photograph caught my eye:
The photo is a recreation of Caravaggio’s Narcissus, based on the myth of Narcissus, who fell in love with his own image and then died while staring at his reflection in the water.
Nalby dressed up in an embroidered, billowy jacket for his scene and he pulls off a passable dramatic reproduction, in spite of the tattoo on his right shoulder. Still, why? Why oh why did he do this? (I would have preferred a less gloomy scene for Nalby to recreate).
Answer: It was for a good cause—the photos were sold at a charity auction. Please—I ask all persons tempted to laugh at Nalby—STOP LAUGHING RIGHT NOW (this is a directive mostly aimed at myself. I’m still in stitches at my desk).
This furthers my case for why Nalby should have guest starred on the show Arrested Development. His photo recalls the Bluth family’s re-creation of Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam (both involve charmingly intricate characters tackling weighty themes).