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Madrid - palace statue

Madrid - palace statue

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Fine shot of the statue... though I find the border distracting...
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Larry - I rather liked the border smile
  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 22 Feb 2018, 02:18
An insolent "I got nothing to hide" expression!
Tom Wilson: And just imagine - Greek and Roman statues were all painted!
They've displayed it nicely with that green background
Tom Wilson: Very tasteful!
  • sherri
  • Arkansas USA
  • 22 Feb 2018, 05:22
you'd think they could have draped the cloth over something other than his elbow
Tom Wilson: He, he smile As Ray says, he's got nothing to hide smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 22 Feb 2018, 07:10
If you've got it, flaunt it - providing its nice and warm..
Tom Wilson: Mediterranean climes smile
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 22 Feb 2018, 07:44
No sense of modesty Tom.
Tom Wilson: A Victorian invention smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 22 Feb 2018, 12:31
after the Apollo of Belvedere!

"The Apollo became one of the world's most celebrated art works when in 1755 it was championed by the German art historian and archaeologist Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717–1768) as the best example of the perfection of the Greek aesthetic ideal. Its "noble simplicity and quiet grandeur", as he described it, became one of the leading lights of neo-classicism and an icon of the Enlightenment. Goethe, Schiller and Byron all endorsed it.[7] The Apollo was one of the artworks brought to Paris by Napoleon after his 1796 Italian Campaign. From 1798 it formed part of the collection of the Louvre during the First Empire."
Now in the Vatican Museum
Tom Wilson: Thanks for the information, Philine!
"Here, have some"
Tom Wilson: Pity he's only got one hand - the gesture could have had even more impact smile
He has rather knobbly knees
well framed with its shadow falling behind it Tom....petersmile
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Feb 2018, 16:35
Sculptors seemed to have a fixation with genitalia. I think the cloth should have been positioned to hide such a display (less carving, too).
When you see these old carvings and statues it's strange that the men are portrayed as are but the women are always portrayed in a much more modest fashion.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 22 Feb 2018, 18:11
Hard to imagine this painted, Tom - it would have looked a little startling, I think
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 22 Feb 2018, 19:26
I keep looking at that beautiful face... wink...
Wonderful statue and it shows a lot of 'glory'...

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