terça-feira, 22 de outubro de 2013

Fig Leaf for David























Brucciani & Co, Fig Leaf for David, 1857. Cast. England.

This fig-leaf was hung on the statue of David on the occasion of visits by royal ladies. It was last used in the time of Queen Mary (1867-1953). On her first encounter Queen Victoria was so shocked by his nudity that a firm suggestion was made that something has to be done. Consequently, the correctly proportioned fig leaf was created and stored in readiness for any visit the Queen might make, for which occasions it was hung on the figure from two strategically implanted hooks.

6 comentários:

  1. Ai o pudor victoriano que tanto mal fez à humanidade.
    O século XX teria sido completamente diferente, melhor, com a sua ausência.
    Mentalidade victoriana - essa sim, a verdadeira inimiga do progresso civilizacional.

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    1. Verdade, basta olhar para o que sofreu o Oscar Wilde por causa disso :(

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  2. Oh my dog!!!!! Bahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Mas a folha é bonita e bem proporcionada. Tal como o David sem ela! ;)

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    1. Ahahah! Exactamente. E nós que ainda há tão pouco tempo estivemos lá a admirar o belo David, felizmente sem parra lolol XD

      Beijos Linda!!! :)

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