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Ancient art and art from antiquity and cultural treasures from the past

Discussion in 'photography, graphics & art' started by ringo, Apr 16, 2015.

  1. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    I missed the start too. I couldn't work out if that was the first or second programme either, I'll check Sky now and try and set up a recording.

    I didn't hear that. Blimey that's garish isn't it? Not sure if I like or not. That reminds me, loads of Christian churches and cathedrals were once brightly painted too, must find some pics :cool:
     
  2. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

  3. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

    It really is garish to our eyes and changes how we perceive the form. And yes, churches used to be very brightly painted - and the Victorian Gothic revival tried to bring some of that back. Have you ever seen All Saints, Margaret Street (just north of Oxford Street)?

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    All Saints Church, Margaret Street
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  4. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    best (and i think oldest - bronze age origin?) white horse at uffingdon :cool:

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    cern abbas giant :D (likely modern)
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    stayed at the priory within sight of the wilmington long man once :) fucking steep hill :mad:
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  5. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

    Ooh, that's my photo! :)
     
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  6. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    :cool::D

    oh god do i need to pay for the rights now? :(
     
  7. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

    Nah - I'll let you off this time ;)
     
  8. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    i appreciate your spirit of artistic solidarity :)

    *prints available enquire for prices*
     
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  9. Cid

    Cid Degenerate Scum

    Lammasu.

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  10. Cid

    Cid Degenerate Scum

    The bull leapers of Knossos! How have they not been posted yet?

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  11. Cid

    Cid Degenerate Scum

    Swimming reindeer, ice age carving at the BM.

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  12. Cid

    Cid Degenerate Scum

  13. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Imagine finding this in your garden :D

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    The moment of discovery of ‪#‎Antinous‬ at Delphi 1894
     
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  14. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Vaulted ceilings.

    Lincoln's Inn:
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    Winchester:
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  15. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    The wild boar seems to have had huge importance to the people of the European Iron Age, I'd love to know why.

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  16. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

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  17. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    not only good eating- a dangerous thing to hunt without guns so test-of-manliness as well
     
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  18. trabuquera

    trabuquera Modesty Bag

    Not just delicious, it was/is also bloody dangerous, exceedingly aggressive and hyper-male - and is/was often a top predator in its niches ... so an obvious symbol for ruling houses / men / bosses / bastards / kings to take on as their own.

    Then you got a good feast and maybe some sausages out of its corpse ... and the more artistic types could make their puny little paintbrushes from its bristles. win win win (for everyone except the boar, obvs)
     
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  19. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    All good contenders :)
     
  20. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    tbh I wonder often about pre-modern humans and if they had a materialist/non-materialist dual nature. Because if they didn't, the hunt would be tied to the god to the spirit- you know, a life lived utterly within that spirit/ancestor/totem animal thinking. Or if they were as cynical as todays leaders who pay lip service to God but in reality are concerned with power and manouvering. Damn them for not preserving a written culture :mad:
     
  21. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen

    The last time I found a naked man in my garden, I called the cops!
     
  22. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen

    Those birds would make a great tat.
     
  23. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    I don't have the answer but pig/boar is a sacred/taboo animal in a great number of ancient cultures.

    Here's a magickal example from Britain http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twrch_Trwyth
     
  24. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Sirena I think the wild boar myth in Arthurian legend is probably a later recording/retelling of the Iron Age boar story/belief, passed down through the ages.
     
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  25. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    There's some debate on an archaeology Facebook group I use as to whether this depicts circumcision or castration in Ancient Egypt.

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  26. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    looks like he's measuring from the base of the shaft, so I'm going castration. Big on eunachry, the gyptians?
     
  27. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    I think both were practiced in ancient Egypt. Castration:

    http://www.well.com/~aquarius/pharaonique.htm

    Would you really do much measuring before either?

    Seems a slightly odd choice to have carved into your tomb, unless maybe he was a practitioner.
     
  28. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    well yes, the femoral artery runs through your shaft and if thats cut open you'll bleed out in around 6 minutes. So you'd probably want to be a bit careful. Marking out and so forth


    maybe its the tomb of Grey Worm
     
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  29. ohmyliver

    ohmyliver poppin' like a cork

    On a slightly different tangent has anyone watched


    I was slightly obsessed with cave art when I was painting. I also have the documentary on 3d bluray, albeit for the wrong region for my ps3 :facepalm:
     
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  30. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen

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    China and Japan have always been my favorites.
     
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