Monday, July 8, 2013

Contrapposto and Cultural Touchstones

In honor of my travels in the faraway and decidedly unmythical land of Canada, and also of that country's independence day a week ago today, I am posting yet another episode of Prometheus Unbound, classicist 
C. B. Brady's podcast, which I have mentioned here before.
Jean-Léon Gérôme - A Roman Slave Market - Walters 37885
A Roman Slave Market by Jean-Léon Gérôme.

This particular episode discusses mediation of cultural identity,
Contrapposto in classical statuary,  House Hippos, vintage clothing,  Lucan, the Falling Man, Bill Shakespeare, ice skating,  and what not to put in your mouth, featuring Brady,  myself, and friends A. Milhailiuk and Evan.

For more on Contrapposto (which we discuss briefly, though not by name, and which Gérôme's painting exemplifies), check out this gorgeous blog.  And if you like the podcast, why not subscribe in iTunes?

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