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This is a 5" x 5" graphite study I did a while back. Can you name the statue?

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My guess is King David. In the buff, no doubt. That dude just loved to show off his body.

You might think he just smelled something bad, but I think it's more along the lines of, "Ooo, I am so gonna kick your ass, Goliath. Dig it."

Michelangelo's David?

I would go with "David" as well,

and it's an awesome image, great subtlety in the lines of the cheek.




Or might it be Apollo, Greek god of the arts?

It looked like a feminine image, but the girth of it turned me kevins estimate.

Apollo sounds good, but I can't think of anything particular that would inspire it.

Jonathan Hohensee:

I like how there are two "fine art" posts sandwiching  the Goofy blow job comic

A little overcompensation, perhaps?

Made me laugh, Jonathan. Thanks. :)


Michelangelo's "David" it is. Good catch. My "hits" are definitely an erudite group.


Yeah.....had to make up for such a vulgar joke. Shame on me.

Michaelangelo's David...the 15-foot variety.

I was an art history major (first degree).

I was also going to say David! The lips are unmistakable.

I'm not erudite, I just remembered the movie from the '80's where there was a group of kids who lived in the louvre, and they found a lost painting by michalangelo.

"cherubs" was it a painting or a sculpture? lost in the archives, and the kids would raid the wishing fountain, buy food, (candy) then run back to the louvre and hide in it's bowels until the next day when they would repeat the cycle.

It was on HBO all over the place.

I don't know how to spell erudite, but I know how to fake erudition.

I think that's a quote from another movie :)

Oh! along these lines.

A sorta funny story.

In like '88, it was just before my brother went into the service, on new years my best friend and I were playing pictionary with my big brother and my mother (my father was working, rather than making $.20 a mile, he would make about $2.10 a mile (cuz he knew he would be loaded) on NY eve and day)

Anyways, my best friend, my brother, my mother and I played pictionary.

I was palled up with my best friend, who is VERY VERY VERY smart, but a lazy prick, and had no taste outside of metal rock, and the military. He probably knew/knows more about basic strategy than most captains in the Marine Corps, he REALLY read about the military, but he didn't really read much else.

Anwyas The pictionary image was "Venus Demilo" (spelling?)

And my brother, knowing he had a CLEAR advantage turned to my friend, and he said "do you know what that is?"

My friend said "I don't have no clue."

My brother took my friend into the "hallway" of my house, and he stopped my friend at a particular place, and he said, "you don't know what "The Venus De-Milo" is?"

"I know venus, but I don't what the fuck the de-milo shit is"

My brother says. . . .

"THAT is a venus demilo."

the reason that story is funny is because in the corner between my parents bedroom and our bathroom was a representation of the venus demilo from the waist up.

My best friend had seen it thousands of times, but when my brother said "do you know what a 'venus demilo' is?" and then for my brother to go "THAT! is a venus demilo"

My best friend tells that story ALL THE TIME!

It's probably his only introduction to classical art.

Oh, and he drew a head with no arm's, and he and I won that contest.


You're remembering "From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler." I didn't see the movie, but the book was one of my favorites.

They saw a statue called "Angel" and weren't sure whether it was a Michaelangelo or not. The girl, Claudia, traced the statue's origins to the eponymous Mrs. Frankweiler, who had donated the statue to the museum and who had the statue's provenance on file.

I could never understand why Claudia got so excited by a dumb statue's provenance. At that age, I'd have never cared one way or the other. Another example of adult projection onto juvenile literature.


The reason the girl, and the children in general were so attracted to the statue, is because they were alone and all that they knew, really were eachother. There were three kids, and 3 cherubs, and the image in the statue was so beautiful, that the kids identified directly with the statue.

Alone, only with each other, hiding out unwilling to interact with mankind, but still pure in their creation.

The statue was a metaphor for the lost children who found their way to gods goodness without the help of faith or parenting, but simply by seeing a piece of art that they could identify with.

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