Cuirass bust of Caligula. Marble. 37—41 A.D. Height 51 cm. Inv. No. 1453. Copenhagen, New Carlsberg Glyptotek.
Caligula(b.12-41AD): 3rd emperor of Rome(followed Tiberius Claudius Nero) who suffered a "brain sickness" in AD37 and thus became crazy; c. 38 makes his horse a consular and gives him a marble stall; Goes to make Britania a Roman province, but after arriving, commands his men to, instead of fighting, collect seashells and parades them through Rome; Declares himself a god-king; Assassinated in 41 via his Praetorian Prefect(comparable to the head of the Secret Service)
Incitatus, Caligula's horse, was said to be horribly spoiled. Roman Emperor Caligula, built a stable of marble and covered him with great luxurious robes of lavish color. Before each race, Caligula would sleep beside Incitatus and order a silence in the city punishable by death. It is unclear if Calicula was insane or just trying to provoke the Senate by making ridicule of them by offering to give Incitatus the rank to perform Senate duties.
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Emperor Caligula, Roman bust (marble), 1st century AD (Art School and Museum, Worcester Mass.).
Emperor Caligula, Roman statue (marble), 1st century AD, (Musée du Louvre, Paris). ROMAN ANTIQUITIES : More At FOSTERGINGER @ Pinterest
Ritual Mask - Himachal - Tibet - Himalaya
Egon Schiele, Nu de dos accroupi, 1890-1918 peintre, dessinateur autrichien, au trait net, marqué, énergique et sûr, parfois violent. Sa connaissance du corps humain allant jusqu'à représenter le volume. Les poses insolites, voire caricaturales, tendent à rapprocher Schiele de l'expressionnisme allemand, mais il ne recherche pas la stridence des couleurs, au contraire. Il occupe une place essentielle dans les relations entre art et érotisme. Son oeuvre présente une part allégorique.