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   Artist Jean-Léon Gérôme (French, 1824–1904)   TitlePygmalion and Galatea   Dateca. 1890   MediumOil on canvas   Dimensions35 x 27 in. (88.9 x 68.6 cm)   ClassificationPaintings  … see full wiki
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January 18, 2010
oh wow! that looks totally rad! is she a model or a sculpture come to life?
January 18, 2010
Not familiar with the myth? Lonely artist creates a statue of his ideal woman and one night while he's despairing over his solitude she comes to life. Sexy, huh?
January 18, 2010
oh that one...I am familiar but wasn't sure of the names. Good one. Now if I can just bring THE HUNTRESS to life ;-P
 
December 16, 2009
The twisted heads in the background are interesting.
December 16, 2009
One of my favorite details. I think it's intended to be the two-faced god Janus.
December 16, 2009
Neither face looks especially welcoming.
December 16, 2009
Well, perhaps they're upset that the sculptor gets to make love to his statue rather than letting his two-headed bust have the fun. ; )
December 17, 2009
Plausible.
 
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