Skip to comments.Student Breaks 19th Century Greco-Roman Statue While Taking a Selfie
Posted on 03/18/2014 11:07:16 AM PDT by rawhide
There are a few basic rules in museums. The first: dont touch the art. The second: dont take selfies while touching the art.
At a museum in Milan, Italy, a student reportedly broke that second rule: he climbed on a statue dating back to the early 19th century to take a selfie and caused the statues left leg to fall off. The discovery was made on Tuesday morning by the staff of the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, one of Italys most renowned academic institutions, and it was apparently also recorded by security cameras.
The statue depicts the Drunken Satyr, an ancient Greek sculpture of the Hellenistic era showing a human-like figure with animal features drunkenly sleeping. Fortunately, the statue is a copy located in the academys hallway leading to a room full of more valuable works of the most famous sculptors of the era, including Antonio Canova, Italian newspapers reported.
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I had no idea 19th century artists signed their work in spray paint.
You break it you bought it.
Yes, the Greco-Romans liked to tag their art.
“Fortunately, the statue is a copy located in the academys hallway leading to a room full of more valuable works of the most famous sculptors of the era”
Sounds like if it wasnt the original it’s not priceless or anything. Just the media once again trying to make a big story out no story to me.
New frontiers in stupid.
And where did they get the hollow marble?
“You break it you bought it”
good thing it was a copy...................probably made in china like everything else these days.
“Sorry I broke you statue.”
“It was priceless!”
“You don’t understand. It was very old.”
“Oh, what a relief!”
A couple bucks worth of super glue, and the statue will be as good as new.
A group of hikers high-fived after one of them intentionally pushed over a large rock, which is part of the "goblins" or "hoodoos" formation, and is nearly 200 million years old. The men filmed one of their buddies referred to as "Glenn" pushing the giant rock from behind.
Now that’s a knucklehead!!
Just find the guy who posed for it originally. Slip him a 50. Geez!
“And where did they get the hollow marble?”
hmm, very good point..
Hate to say it....Looked at the picture maybe 3 or 4 times. Hollow marble?? never even dawned on me.
But now we know how drunken satyrs can drink so much - hollow legs.
Drunken Cletus, the Plaster Satyr.
Apparently, architects and builders, railway workers, garbage collectors and park workers all over Italy do the same thing.