The Art Thread

Agrippa

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LVPA CAPITOLINA (Sunt qui dicant eam factam esse aetate quae vocatur media):
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Adrian

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@Agrippa , nice of you to bring back sculpture to this thread:thumb-up:

Auguste Rodin, Le Penseur [Thinker] (1904), Rodin Museum in Paris
Genre: sculpture, bronze, impressionism.

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Agrippa

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Walther von der Vogelweide (medieval German poet, 1170-1230):
Ich saz ûf eime steine, und dahte bein mit beine; dar ûf satzt ich den ellenbogen; ich hete in mîne hant gesmogen daz kinne und ein mîn wange.
> I sat upon a rock and crossed my legs and propped my elbow on my knee, and cradled chin and cheek inside my hand.
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Adrian

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Arguably the greatest sculpture work of 20th century; certainly the greatest sculpture of French impressionism
Inspired by Dante's Divine Comedy, it became Rodin's opus vitae.

Auguste Rodin, La Porte de l'Enfer, [The Gates of Hell] (1880-1917); Musée Rodin, Paris

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IMHO the most beautiful reproduction of Rodin's opus magnum is situated in Mexico City (La Puerta del Infierno), Museo Soumaya, Mexico
@Hemo Rusticus @Quintilianus
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Hemo Rusticus

Lounge Lizard
... itum est in uiscera terrae.

Lasciate ogne speranza ...
 

Adrian

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... itum est in uiscera terrae.

Lasciate ogne speranza ...
wikipedia dixit:
The Three Shades (Les Trois Ombres) was originally 98 cm high. The over-life size group was initially made of three independent figures in 1899. Later on, Rodin replaced one hand in the figures to fuse them together, in the same form as the smaller version. The figures originally pointed to the phrase "Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate" ("Abandon all hope, ye who enter here") from Canto III of the Inferno.[6]
 

Adrian

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Antonio Canova, Orpheus (right) and Eurydice (left); (1776) ; Museo Correr, Venice

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Adrian

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Frederic Leighton, Orpheus and Eurydice (1864)

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Agrippa

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Jerzy Siemiginowski-Eleuter: Bacchus i Ariadna (1860)
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Agrippa

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Jean-Louis David: Apelles Painting Pancaspe
Alexander conferred upon him (sc. Apelles) a very signal mark of the high estimation in which he held him; for having, in his admiration of her extraordinary beauty, engaged Apelles to paint Pancaspe undraped, the most beloved of all his concubines, the artist while so engaged, fell in love with her; upon which, Alexander, perceiving this to be the case, made him a present of her (Plin. nat. 35, 86; transl. Bostock/Riley).
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