The Art of tagging ~ Discussing The Divine Comedy With Dante Alive

| July 19, 2016 | 0 Comments 

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It is impressive the way you can explore Discussing The Divine Comedy With Dante, HERE with hyperlinks to wiki entries about each character. Art, History, Wiki links AND mouse over “tagging” – creativity on many levels.

The 2006 artwork by Chinese artists Dai Dudu, Li Tiezi and Zhang Anjun became an internet hit, with people scrambling to identify all the 103 figures depicted in it.

The dinner party guests – including Stalin, Beethoven, Audrey Hepburn, Bruce Lee, Marlon Brando, Mao Zedong, Gandhi and Bill Clinton – are surrounded by images of Man’s creations such as the Pyramids.

How many people can you recognise?

Spanning 6 by 2.6 meters, it also depicts world landmarks like the Great Wall of China, Easter Island’s stone figures and Britain’s Stonehenge.

In the painting, former Russian leader Josef Stalin and Leonardo da Vinci seem to be engaging in a serious discussion. Current Russian leader Vladimir Putin rests his legs next to a sprawled-out Mike Tyson.

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, holding her handbag, looks on with her trademark disdain.

Many of the personalities featured are Chinese: Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping, ancient philosopher Confucius, Sun Yat Sen, who gave democracy to China, former Kuomintang leader Chiang Kai Shek, and the first Chinese emperor, Qin Shihuang of the Chin dynasty. More contemporary Chinese figures kung-fu star Bruce Lee and Olympics hurdler Liu Xiang.
Two famous warriors are featured – Mongolian leader Genghis Khan on a horse, back facing Napoleon Bonaparte, also on a horse.

Also look out for Bill Gates, Lenin, Pele, Tutankhamen, Hitler, Mussolini, Charlie Chaplin, Bill Clinton, Elvis, Elizabeth II., and many, many more

Category: 2) Useful n Interesting

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