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Need More Info On This Bad-Ass Statue [Pic]

Hits: 14356 | Rating: (2.5) | Category: Arts & Literature | Added by: ilovmiguel
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Neoptolemos
Male, 30-39, Europe
 579 Posts
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 9:28:43 AM
OP is close, 'tis a myth, like the Bible... but Greek

You can find it in the Louvre, in the Cour Marly

DShephard
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1597 Posts
Saturday, April 14, 2012 9:26:17 PM
Biblical? This?
Someone needs to do their reading...

j_dizzek_27
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 216 Posts
Saturday, April 14, 2012 8:56:09 AM
SilverThread wins this one.

monsta420
Male, 30-39, Europe
 81 Posts
Saturday, April 14, 2012 8:33:44 AM
its Hercule combattant Achéloüs métamorphosé en serpent by François-Joseph BOSIO made in 1845
it is located in Saint-Germain-L'auxerrois paris france

Molten bronze in 1824 by Carbonneaux
H. : 2.60 m. ; L. : 2.10 m. ; D. 0.95 m.
The plaster model was exhibited at the Salon of 1814.
The subject is taken from Ovid's Metamorphoses: Achelous was the rival of Hercules for the love of Deianira; in combat, Achelous became a snake but was defeated by Hercules. Hercules and he said love of Deianira. Thereafter, trying to rekindle the love he bore her, Deianeira gave Hercules a tunic soaked with the blood of Nessus, which instead of being a love potion, turned out to be a burning poison.



SilverThread
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3368 Posts
Saturday, April 14, 2012 8:25:23 AM
...and Heracles smote down on Acheloos whilst shouting, "get these Mother F@#king snakes off this Mother F@#king plane!"

botfly
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 619 Posts
Saturday, April 14, 2012 6:04:29 AM
Fighting for the last beer.

Vligon
Male, 18-29, Canada
 595 Posts
Saturday, April 14, 2012 4:17:46 AM
Snakes and people are not made of metal. Shopped.

a103276
Male, 18-29, Europe
 176 Posts
Saturday, April 14, 2012 2:05:07 AM
That doesn't look biblical at all. I would guess it's greek mythology.

onefallswoop
Male, 30-39, Western US
 40 Posts
Saturday, April 14, 2012 1:49:12 AM
Wow, Angie gets respect. Imagine that.

ktroyani
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 61 Posts
Saturday, April 14, 2012 12:50:02 AM
This site has the worst moderators ever. EVER! You idiots should be ashamed of yourselves. Typos are almost expected. Research is nonexistent. Captions are rarely funny. What happened? This site used be awesome. :(

blackcatseye
Female, 30-39, Europe
 656 Posts
Friday, April 13, 2012 8:13:12 PM
Do ANY IAB mods have the basic human ability of using Google??? Dang you lot are retarded. Angillion is correct, this is Hercules killing Archelous by Francois Joseph Bosio, the same artist who did the statues on the top of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. I got all of that and more in less than five minutes. I will keep saying it: STOP SMOKING SO MUCH WEED.

Edgarska19
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1052 Posts
Friday, April 13, 2012 6:33:28 PM
The bible wishes it was half as badass as Greek mythology.

PopeRocket
Male, 30-39, Western US
 120 Posts
Friday, April 13, 2012 6:12:55 PM
Flickr hates embedding./

Looks like a can of Redbull to me. So Angilion is half right.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 26210 Posts
Friday, April 13, 2012 4:50:55 PM
@Angilion: Thanks for that! I wondered why he wasn't smashing the snake with his "olive tree-club".

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 26210 Posts
Friday, April 13, 2012 4:48:55 PM
It's entitled "My Man Beat That Whore Hillary", from Michelle Obama's personal White House bathroom renovations, 2008.


@MacGuffin: THAT is something VERY funny! Thanks for the lolz!

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11630 Posts
Friday, April 13, 2012 4:38:34 PM
Side Note: I don't know why he's beating the snake to death with what appears to be a can of beer though.


That got me curious, so I've just had a look at the mythology.

Heracles defeated Achelous in unarmed combat, beating Achelous in each of the physical forms that Achelous could take. When Achelous was in his bull form, Heracles ripped off one of his horns. Perhaps that's what is in Heracles' hand in this sculpture.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11630 Posts
Friday, April 13, 2012 4:24:53 PM
Oh come on, biblical? The beard and hairstyle just screams "ancient Greece". Heroically muscled man from ancient Greece in an epic fight with a monster - Heracles was the obvious answer.

keith2
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 2576 Posts
Friday, April 13, 2012 4:18:19 PM
I want this on my front lawn

TheShgn2
Male, 13-17, Southern US
 631 Posts
Friday, April 13, 2012 4:06:38 PM
Why biblical? All the best bad-ass statues are from before christ.

Rawrg
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 935 Posts
Friday, April 13, 2012 2:03:41 PM
Side Note: I don't know why he's beating the snake to death with what appears to be a can of beer though.

Rawrg
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 935 Posts
Friday, April 13, 2012 2:02:46 PM
This is a Michelangelo piece entitled "Snake about to get f*cked up"

Solvent
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2855 Posts
Friday, April 13, 2012 1:56:42 PM
A statue that isn't some nonsensical contemporary piece of poo? BURN IT!!!

Fatninja01
Male, 18-29, Australia
 24737 Posts
Friday, April 13, 2012 1:55:44 PM
cool!

alexander_xx
Male, 18-29, Europe
 339 Posts
Friday, April 13, 2012 1:20:57 PM
@unborn sun

ahem. sweetcorn

IRockYeah
Male, 40-49, Europe
 2602 Posts
Friday, April 13, 2012 1:13:01 PM
And the caption should read "FU*K YOU, SNAKE".

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