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    Greek MasterPieces @ National Museum

    the title of this work is 不和的金苹果

    相传阿喀琉斯的父母举行婚礼时, 没有邀请不和女神厄里斯, 她来到席间扔下一个 "不和的金苹果" , 写着 "赠给最美的女子" .赫拉、雅典娜和阿弗洛狄忒三位女神果然争夺起这个苹果来. 宙斯要她们找特洛伊王子帕里斯评判. 三位女神各许帕里斯以最大的好处, 赫拉许他成为最伟大的君主, 雅典娜许他成为最勇敢的战士, 阿弗洛狄忒答应他娶一个最美丽的女子. 帕里斯判定阿弗洛狄忒是最美的. 他随后到斯巴达做客, 拐走了斯巴达国王墨涅拉俄斯的妻子, 美丽的海伦, 并劫走大批财富. 希腊各部落公推阿伽门农为首领, 联合攻打特洛伊. 战争进行了十年, 众神各助一方. 最后, 奥德修设计把一只内藏兵将的巨大木马遗弃城外, 假装撤退. 木马被特洛伊人拖进城中. 入夜, 希腊人里应外合, 终于攻陷特洛伊. 战后, 希腊人各携财宝奴隶还乡.
    Last edited by eikin; 1st March 2008 at 11:31 AM. Reason: correct spelling error

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    English please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    English please.
    In celebration of the marriage of Peleus and Thetis, Lord Zeus, father of the Greek pantheon, hosted a banquet on Mount Olympus. Every deity and demi-god had been invited, except Eris, the goddess of strife; no one wanted a troublemaker at a wedding. For revenge, Eris threw the golden Apple of Discord inscribed with the word "Kallisti" — "For the most beautiful one" — into the party, provoking a squabble among the attendant goddesses over for whom it had been meant.

    The goddesses thought to be the most beautiful were Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite, and each one claimed the apple. They started a quarrel so they asked Zeus to choose one of them. However, he couldn't decide and thought a mortal should, thus, Paris was appointed by Zeus to select the most beautiful. Escorted by Hermes, the three goddesses approached Paris as he herded his cattle on Mount Garagarus. They immediately attempted to bribe him to choose among them - Hera offered political power, riches and control of all of Asia; Athena offered skill in battle, wisdom and the abilities of the greatest warriors; and Aphrodite offered Helen of Troy, the most beautiful woman on Earth. Paris chose Aphrodite—and Helen.

    Problematically, Helen was already married to King Menelaus of Sparta, so Paris had to raid Menelaus's house to steal Helen from him. (According to some accounts, she fell in love with Paris and left willingly.) The Greeks' expedition to retrieve Helen from Paris in Troy is the mythological basis of the Trojan War.

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    not exactly sure what you wish to achieve, so i'm not sure if it is best to wait for a writeup proper, the history of the artwork does not count, i would think, does not give us anything to work on.

    nevertheless, the aesthetics can be commented on first - i immediately get your concept of trying to capture the "apple in hand" while retaining a rough outline of the entire figure itself to provide a setting or background sorta story.

    that is fine - but i would question your choice to chop off the hand so abruptly. either a wider view, or a different angle, would certainly have enabled you to retain the apple, together with whole hand, along with the face in the background.


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