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    The Ringling's Senior Superlatives

    It's graduation season, and to help celebrate The Ringling's permanent collection took part in an annual high school rite of passage- the senior superlative list. While these objects will not move on from "Ringling High," they have earned the right to compete. Congrats to all the winners...

    Best Looking

    Narcissus

    Narcissus
    Attributed to a Dutch artist active in Rome, mid 1640s
    Senior Quote:  “Sorry, did you say something?  I was distracted by my reflection.  I mean, have you seen me?  I’m gorgeous!”

    Best Dressed

    Empress_Maria-Theresa                     Emperor Francis I

    Portrait of the Empress Maria-Theresa of Austria and Portrait of the Emperor Francis I
    Martin van Meytens II, late 17th – early 18th century
    Senior Quote:  “If it doesn’t have ruffles, why even bother?”

    Best Eyes

    Holy Family with Saint Lucy

    Holy Family with Saint Lucy
    Benardino Campi, ca. 1555-1560
    Senior Quote:  “Why are boys always obsessed with my eyes?  It would be so much easier if I didn’t even have them…”

    Cutest Couple

    The Lovers’ Pilgrimage

    The Lovers’ Pilgrimage
    Pierre Goudreaux, ca. 1725
    Senior Quote:    “You’ve got the greatest smile, babe.”   “No, YOU do, pookie.”

    Most Likely to Succeed

    An Allegory of Study

    An Allegory of Study
    Salvator Rosa, ca. 1649
    Senior Quote:  “As Socrates says, ‘The unexamined life is not worth living.’”

    Party Animals

    The Banquet of Anthony and Cleopatra\

    The Banquet of Anthony and Cleopatra
    Claude Vignon, ca. 1640
    Senior Quote:  “Our parties are always legen….wait for it…DARY.  #YOLO.”

    Most Athletic

    The Acrobats

    The Acrobats
    Paul Gustave Dore, ca. 1880/1883, SN5338
    Senior Quote:  “There’s no I in TEAM! Even if it looks like we are forming one.”

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