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PostSubject: Re: Historical Art and Symbolism inspiration in CONAN   Sun 8 Nov - 14:25

I have to admit that the last pic is pretty cool. Good find!
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PostSubject: Re: Historical Art and Symbolism inspiration in CONAN   Sun 15 Nov - 19:14

A sculpt in the walls of the NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM in London:

http://m1.11870.com/multimedia/imagenes/natural-history-museum_pxl_ed07ab3038392313f2daa1c283256ec9.jpeg
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PostSubject: Re: Historical Art and Symbolism inspiration in CONAN   Sat 22 May - 7:50

This Roman mosaic reminds me of Cobb's vendor:


Roman gladiator pose is something like the Arnold uses:


Champion boxers:

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PostSubject: Re: Historical Art and Symbolism inspiration in CONAN   Mon 30 Aug - 11:45

does anybody here know if and where I could find this in a bigger/higer resolution?

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PostSubject: Re: Historical Art and Symbolism inspiration in CONAN   Wed 15 Sep - 23:25

It appears that this thread has been dead for a few months.

Looking at all that's been posted is quite astonishing.
I can't understand half of it, but the interest value is really high!
I love the comparisons and such.

I really wish they had put a 'year' number for post dates.
Some say August, and October. Could be from 2008-2009, even 2010?!
OR even 2006-07. I don't know how old this site is.
It makes me upset when I don't know how long ago something was posted.
Then I have no clue if it's an old argument or not.
Apologizes for my rant!
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PostSubject: Re: Historical Art and Symbolism inspiration in CONAN   Thu 16 Sep - 2:45

Glad you enjoyed this. Yeah, this might definitely be the most epic thread on the forum. Mr. Green
Kudos to Cromulus, his creator. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Historical Art and Symbolism inspiration in CONAN   Thu 23 Sep - 14:06

love this thread, that's for sure. as to the dates - my post is relatively new and I'm still looking
for a hi-res version of the pic in my post ;-)
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PostSubject: Re: Historical Art and Symbolism inspiration in CONAN   Wed 6 Oct - 2:27

Cromulus The Destroyer wrote:

Roman gladiator pose is something like the Arnold uses:


http://sallyhanreck.com/625/skeletons-of-80-gladiators-slaughtered-for-the-crowds-unearthed-in-york/


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PostSubject: Re: Historical Art and Symbolism inspiration in CONAN   Mon 29 Nov - 7:30

Roman combat boxing gloves:

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PostSubject: Re: Historical Art and Symbolism inspiration in CONAN   Mon 8 Oct - 2:50

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PostSubject: Re: Historical Art and Symbolism inspiration in CONAN   Mon 1 Sep - 21:16

I agree that there is a lot of Ancient Greek references in the Symbolism.
It's also in the music, in the "Kitchen" scene, just before the palace orgy/battle, the lyrics of the opera singing are about Haephestus, the crippled Greek god of Fire and trades, and Blacksmithing.
They go something along the lines of;
Go see Hephastus, bring him food,
down in the bowels of hell, stinking doom"

something along those lines, you can find the translation on youtube
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