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11-18-2019, 04:42 AM   #1126
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QuoteOriginally posted by Deesquared Quote
Did it fall over or is that the way it's supposed to be?
Definitely intended to be as is.

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... or just about anyone else.
Images (paintings/sculpture, etc) of even live models are still subjective to the mind/likes/biases of the artist.
So how can we judge the veracity of a likeness when the person died many many many years ago?

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I saw a film recently where everyone thought the painting of Winston Churchill was a good likeness of the 80yo man; - and he burnt it!
The two men I mentioned are the most interesting to me - Columbus and Shakespeare. The earliest known likenesses of each of them, which have become the models for all other representations, were both executed a decade or more after their death by artists who had never met or even seen them SFAWK. Another mystery with Columbus, at least three widely separated places claim to have his Earthly remains.

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Got a few today at the local SPCA, where I took the kitten that decided to make my yard its home.
This one has seen some decay
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By the writing on the base structure, we are looking at the front of the statue.
Was this McKinley's best side?
That's actually the back of the statue, writing on the other side also, and I believe curved stone benches
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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
were both executed a decade or more after their death by artists who had never met or even seen them
We rewrite history now, without too many actual facts to guide us, so why not pretend that Shakespeare looked like this and Columbus' bones are in my backyard?
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That's actually the back of the statue
Thanks Tom.
I really thought that would be the case (just in case you think I am thicker than I really am)
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Thanks Tom.
I really thought that would be the case (just in case you think I am thicker than I really am)
Not really, but we've got to have some fun, he was before my time, maybe it really was his best side.
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The war memorial in Mareuil, France.


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Neither sculpture nor statue, but it almost fits here;
cast bust of Sir Donald Bradman, world cricket's greatest batsman.
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Bust # 63. The treatment of the roof and tree at the left quickly reveal that the sculpture is Chinese
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Gandhara Buddha, 2nd-3rd century CE. The Gandhara kingdom - Northern Pakistan and eastern Afghanistan - is home to the oldest known Buddhist texts and also the earliest known depictions of the Buddha. The area was conquered by Alexander and consequently its art has some Greek influences. Statues of the Buddha such as this have a mix of Asiatic & Greek stylistic features, and because such statues among the earliest to depict the Buddha, they had a major influence on all such statuary throughout areas where Buddhism is practiced.
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