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June 03, 2008

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Mario mandingo

I thought this was to be a post on the Boy Scouts of America from the illustration on top.

Mrs. Peperium

Well, the RCBfA are, in their own way, Boy Scouts.

MCNS

Here is our marching song:

http://members.aol.com/quentncree/lehrer/beprepar.htm

Robbo the Llama Butcher

Well, Mrs. P, when it comes to the Sabine Women, I much prefer Nicholas Poussin's rendition. (And I think David's is pretty poor.)

As to Rubens' treatment of the Rape of the Daughters of Leucippus, my thought on seeing those scantily-clad yet evidently well-fed young ladies being hoisted aboard has always been that those Roman fellahs sure must have been an awful lot stronger than me.

MCNS

Companion links for art appreciators:

Rubens:
http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/cgi-bin/WebObjects.dll/CollectionPublisher.woa/wa/largeImage?workNumber=NG38&collectionPublisherSection=work

Poussin:
http://faculty.evansville.edu/rl29/art105/img/poussin_sabine.jpg

David:
http://www.artchive.com/artchive/d/david/david_sabine.jpg

Leucippus:
http://www.artchive.com/artchive/r/rubens/rubens_leucippus.jpg

The Leucippus today would carry a caveat: Do Not Try This At Home.

Mrs. Peperium

Robbo, that's not me with the Sabine women. That's Mr. P. He's RCBfA. I'm just his figurine.

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