My next MOC in my series of "famous paintings and photographs." "The Death of Socrates" is a 1787 painting by the French painter Jacques-Louis David. The painting depicts Socrates, the Greek philosopher, condemned to die by drinking hemlock. He is surrounded by mourning friends and students.
About this creation
This was a rather challenging painting to recreate. The scale was rather odd to work around. Tell me what you think!
while it does nt strike as hard as the last one, I think the concept of doing this is brilliant on many levels, these paintings where ment for reflections on the human condition, they have very subtle messages [da vinci s code] and using funny figs give it a cool funny twist! I would nt have posed the leg that way, and you should reproduce these pieces as faithfully as possible, even if you have to redo, or lose the said effects, it s worth looking many times, as the original!
Very nice! Perhaps not as successful as some of the others in the series but still some very nice work on the suroundings and details. My only critique would be the missing distant background, as already pointed out. And perhaps socrates' legs, though his pose is very difficult to achieve for a minifig :-) That you might continue the series once in a while sounds great and thanks for considering my suggestions. I think the reichstag-one will be the (comparatively) easiest one to recreate though.
Quoting The Timinater !
a very nice replica, the only problem not brought up yet is Socrates leg. as we don't have holes in our legs, I prefer to use a leg that doesn't have the hole facing the pic... here's an example from one of my MOCs where I have the hole facing away from the camera: http://images.mocpages.com/user_images/69530/1331148930m_SPLASH.jpg
I hadn't thought of that. Thanks for pointing it out and criticizing.
Quoting Christopher Baldacci Awesome! I love this painting and you did a very accurate depiction of it! It is almost perfectly to scale and I like how you moved Socrates's legs to the position of the painting so he wasn't just sitting there normally. I can't wait to see some more famous paintings! Great job!
Thanks, I really appreciate the comment. I'll have to search for more famous paintings that are do-able in Lego; they are really hard to find!
Awesome! I love this painting and you did a very accurate depiction of it! It is almost perfectly to scale and I like how you moved Socrates's legs to the position of the painting so he wasn't just sitting there normally. I can't wait to see some more famous paintings! Great job!