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Posted on May 29, 2008 by Wim

A photo of a surprising photo in a Paris shop window.

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By Philine on Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 10:50

“een mooie rug/ kan ook verzuk(ken)”/”Ein schöner Rücken kann auch verzücken!” (Ik weet niet waar ik deze act-foto al eens heb gezien, maar zonder de mannelijke graaiende King Kong handen?)

By Rolf Læssøe on Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 11:50

Interestingly, this is a tableau vivant based on the French painter Jean-Léon Gérome’s (1824-1904) painting “Pygmalion and Galatea”, 1890. It’s in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. It can be viewed e.g. here: http://jeanleonegerome.blogspot.com/2007/10/pygmalion-and-galatea.html

By Wim on Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 12:07

Thanks Rolf!

By Philine on Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 12:59

Thanks to Rolf! And here is the lovely myth:http://www.loggia.com/myth/galatea.html

By Astrid on Friday, May 30, 2008 at 13:24

Graaiende King Kong handen, geweldig.
This is a very well spotted and captured picture, love it.

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