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"Glamour," she observed, "is assurance. It is a kind of knowing that you are all right in every way, mentally and physically and in appearance, and that, whatever the occasion or the situation, you are equal to it."
Strabo struck by lightning, 1500
Once in a while, on my viral journeys through Middle Ages, I come upon something so different and so strong that it instantly reminds me how centuries can be obliterated in a second.
This piece is undeniably ahead of it’s time and it opened to me the world of Nikolaus Gerhaert. According to his Wiki page he is considered to be the most influential northern European sculptor of the 15th century, and it’s easy to see why.
He had a lot of followers which he heavily influenced, but his realism remains unparalleled.
image: Currently resides in the Musée de l’Œuvre Notre-Dame in Strasbourg. Called the Buste d’homme accoudé (1467), it is believed to be a self-portrait.
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There’s a YT video of her squatting close to 400lbs for reps. It’s mind-blowing!Hail the thiqueness!!!