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Student Breaks 19th Century Greco-Roman Statue While Taking a Selfie
time.com ^ | 3-18-14 | Francesca Trianni

Posted on 03/18/2014 11:07:16 AM PDT by rawhide

There are a few basic rules in museums. The first: don’t touch the art. The second: don’t 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 statue’s 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 Italy’s 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 academy’s hallway leading to a room full of more valuable works of the most famous sculptors of the era, including Antonio Canova, Italian newspapers reported.

(Excerpt) Read more at time.com ...


TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: brera; drunkensatyr; godsgravesglyphs; greece; greek; hellenistic; italy; milan; statue
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1 posted on 03/18/2014 11:07:16 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

I had no idea 19th century artists signed their work in spray paint.


2 posted on 03/18/2014 11:08:47 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: rawhide

You break it you bought it.


3 posted on 03/18/2014 11:11:01 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: skeeter

Yes, the Greco-Romans liked to tag their art.


4 posted on 03/18/2014 11:12:22 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: skeeter

“Fortunately, the statue is a copy located in the academy’s 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.


5 posted on 03/18/2014 11:12:42 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: rawhide

New frontiers in stupid.


6 posted on 03/18/2014 11:13:21 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: skeeter

And where did they get the hollow marble?


7 posted on 03/18/2014 11:13:26 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: circlecity

“You break it you bought it”

good thing it was a copy...................probably made in china like everything else these days.


8 posted on 03/18/2014 11:13:52 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: rawhide
Oh joy, another selfie. How very original.
9 posted on 03/18/2014 11:13:57 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: rawhide

“Sorry I broke you statue.”
“It was priceless!”
“Oh, good.”
“You don’t understand. It was very old.”
“Oh, what a relief!”


10 posted on 03/18/2014 11:14:32 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: V_TWIN

A couple bucks worth of super glue, and the statue will be as good as new.


11 posted on 03/18/2014 11:15:30 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: rawhide
Reminds me of this from last year.

Hikers Destroy 200 Million Year Rock Formation, Celebrate (Video)


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.

-PJ

12 posted on 03/18/2014 11:17:56 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: rawhide

Now that’s a knucklehead!!


13 posted on 03/18/2014 11:18:17 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: rawhide

Just find the guy who posed for it originally. Slip him a 50. Geez!


14 posted on 03/18/2014 11:18:23 AM PDT by albie
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To: Cowboy Bob

“And where did they get the hollow marble?”

hmm, very good point..


15 posted on 03/18/2014 11:18:44 AM PDT by ForYourChildren (Christian Education [ RomanRoadsMedia.com - a classical Christian approach to homeschool])
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To: Cowboy Bob
One dumb carver. No wonder it took him 20 years. ;-)

Hate to say it....Looked at the picture maybe 3 or 4 times. Hollow marble?? never even dawned on me.

16 posted on 03/18/2014 11:20:32 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: rawhide
Probably the same kid who busted the arms off this one....Now it's worthless


17 posted on 03/18/2014 11:20:39 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: V_TWIN

But now we know how drunken satyrs can drink so much - hollow legs.


18 posted on 03/18/2014 11:22:05 AM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Drunken Cletus, the Plaster Satyr.


19 posted on 03/18/2014 11:22:30 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

Apparently, architects and builders, railway workers, garbage collectors and park workers all over Italy do the same thing.


20 posted on 03/18/2014 11:23:54 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: Night Hides Not

You Used Up All the Glue on Purpose!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJMePGBYNqA


21 posted on 03/18/2014 11:26:06 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: Hot Tabasco

LOL!


22 posted on 03/18/2014 11:26:34 AM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: rawhide

Selfie sounds like self abuse to me.


23 posted on 03/18/2014 11:29:52 AM PDT by LumberJack53213
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To: V_TWIN

It was not priceless. It was a reproduction from the 19th century so it was worth a chuck o’ change though.


24 posted on 03/18/2014 11:30:47 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: rawhide

I wonder what the statue of limitations is for this crime ??


25 posted on 03/18/2014 11:34:03 AM PDT by mikrofon (Drunken Satyrday Night)
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To: dblshot

*snort!*

;D


26 posted on 03/18/2014 11:38:18 AM PDT by Salamander (SNEK!!!)
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To: V_TWIN

NOTAFINGA!


27 posted on 03/18/2014 11:46:40 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

“it was worth a chuck o’ change though.”

But not so expensive they didn’t rope it off or mind it getting tagged with grafitti though....thats kinda weird.


28 posted on 03/18/2014 11:49:57 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: rawhide
Two observations:

1) I don't think the graffiti is contemporary with the statue, and

2) FTA: Fortunately, the statue is a copy... meaning the fool didn't break the statue as the headline states.

29 posted on 03/18/2014 11:53:56 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Political Junkie Too

The guys who did that will be sentenced today.


30 posted on 03/18/2014 12:00:43 PM PDT by hotshu (Redistribution of wealth by the government is nothing but theft under the "color" of law.)
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To: LumberJack53213
Selfie sounds like self abuse to me.

Put him in a corner facing the statue, that will teach him.

31 posted on 03/18/2014 12:04:10 PM PDT by TEARUNNER14 (Over a year without a cigarrette after sixty years of smoking and being around the smoke. I)
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1) I don't think the graffiti is contemporary with the statue

That wasn't graffiti, it was Greek for "This side UP"

32 posted on 03/18/2014 12:05:38 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: Hot Tabasco

I thought it was Roman for “No Selfies, Fool!”


33 posted on 03/18/2014 12:10:46 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Hot Tabasco

But the best parts are still attached to her.


34 posted on 03/18/2014 1:01:06 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Hot Tabasco
That wasn't graffiti, it was Greek for "This side UP"

Naah, it spelled out "FRAGILE".

Must be Italian.

35 posted on 03/18/2014 1:16:30 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: V_TWIN

It’s Europe. They are a bit different. They might view the graffiti as “Street Art”.


36 posted on 03/18/2014 1:28:12 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Fortunately, the statue is a copy located in the academy’s hallway leading to a room full of more valuable works of the most famous sculptors of the era....

Per the article.


37 posted on 03/18/2014 4:57:35 PM PDT by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...
The silly SOB should be in front of a judge, and as prison sentence abatement, have to do janitorial work at the museum for the next five freakin' years. What an asshole.

The headline's a little, uh, confused -- this is a Hellenistic Greek era statue, over 2000 years old, perhaps the editor meant 19 century old instead of the stupid foolish idiotic and inaccurate '19th Century'. Thanks rawhide.

38 posted on 03/18/2014 6:39:30 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

Oh, sorry, it’s a 19th c *copy* of the original, which is elsewhere. Give the little bastard 90 days instead.


39 posted on 03/18/2014 6:40:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: circlecity

I thought it was “you break it, you fix it.” At least that’s what John f’n Kerry told us was Pottery Barn’s motto when he ran for President and he’s never wrong.


40 posted on 03/18/2014 6:43:31 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Hot Tabasco
I never thought to look, but here she is with arms:


41 posted on 03/18/2014 7:13:09 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: hotshu

The goblin topplers took a plea in abeyance, a year probation, with fine and restitution yet to be determined. This drops the felony if they live up to the terms.


42 posted on 03/19/2014 12:53:45 AM PDT by glock rocks (If you like your health plan, you're a racist !)
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To: Political Junkie Too

See #42.


43 posted on 03/19/2014 12:55:13 AM PDT by glock rocks (If you like your health plan, you're a racist !)
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To: Rebelbase
The photoshop arms on Venus remind me of this lady

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44 posted on 03/19/2014 1:04:49 AM PDT by woofie
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Oh, sorry, it’s a 19th c *copy* of the original, which is elsewhere. Give the little bastard 90 days instead.

Good call. I also wouldn't want him doing janitorial work in a museum unless he was in a section with nothing of value. This is the type of moron who would destroy something else negligently if they gave him a job that required him to go near the exhibits.

45 posted on 03/19/2014 2:59:03 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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Let’s see...a guy who’s taking a picture of himself sitting in a (naked) male statue’s lap...he’s already got the bad judgment thing working against him. Not much you can do except put his name on an international registry keeping him away from antiquities.


46 posted on 03/19/2014 5:38:12 AM PDT by ameribbean expat
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47 posted on 03/19/2014 9:39:15 AM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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48 posted on 03/19/2014 9:41:42 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Pollster1

:”)


49 posted on 03/19/2014 11:50:14 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Apparently the museum doesn’t care about yutes tagging their artwork.

So what’s the big deal about a broken leg?


50 posted on 03/19/2014 11:57:22 AM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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