Thursday, September 06, 2007

Tendresse etc

Just came across this marble rendition of Ganymede and the eagle by Berthel Thorvaldson. Bloody lovely, and winningly dodgy with it.


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5 comments:

indigoGlyph said...

Beautfiul indeed ...and nowhere near as dodgy as the illustration from Rubens used in the wikipedia page you pointed to!

pluvialis said...

Yep. The Rubens is appallingly, teeth-grittingly, turn-awayingly embarrassing. It's got all the vices and none of the virtues of those gloriously dodgy covers of 1960s sci-fi magazines...

dr. hypercube said...

I particularly like the reservoir tip effect on the quiver...

pluvialis said...

That is a highlight, yes.

Steve Bodio said...

What about same effect on his 'Phrygian cap'? Now THAT'S dodgy.