Roman Face? On March 5, 2021 By ResaIn Alley Gallery Why do I think this looks like a face from ancient Rome? Found on a multi-artists paintings wall. Pics taken by Resa – September 14, 2020 Toronto, Canada The Artist(s) Rate this:Share this:TwitterLike this:Like Loading... Related
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It really looks like ancient Roman! Or like Hermes, the Greek goddess. https://www.canstockphoto.at/statue-hermes-hermesvilla-wien-10784213.html
Thank you for sharing, Resa! What a great artwork. I hope you are well and stay save. Best wishes for a beautiful weekend. Michael
I agree – I thought of Apollo!
Thank you, Michael,
I followed the link. Yes, I see the resemblance. I immediately thought Roman, on first glance. Have a fab weekend!
It looks very much how I would imagine Flip Wilson’s “Roman Herman roaming the outskirts of Rome” in Toranto. It’s a very nicely done mural.
Looking that up!
It’s called “Berries” here’s the skit: https://youtu.be/fC4rIl_owR4
Thanks… was looking for it!
LOLOL! That was funny, he was funny.
My mom was a big fan of Flip Wilson and she had all his albums. I started listening to him in the mid-sixties. He’s always been one of my favorite comedians. He was on the edge without getting filthy like so many not funny comedians these days.
I’m going to check out more of his work.
I think you will really enjoy him.
I always loved Flip Wilson!
He was a funny guy. I watched an clip from the Flip Wilson Show where he and George Carlin did the news. Really funny. George Carlin is another long-time favorite.
George was the best!
I still relate to the Hippy Dippy weatherman.
Listening to that now!
One of the skits the Hippy Dippy weatherman says something like “¿qué pasa? or is it Qué in your pasa?” I’m always asking people “¿Qué pasa? K pasta?” and saying things like “K-so, like queso, blah blah… ¡Hasta luego! Pasta lumbego! ¡Hasta mañana! ¡Hasta lambada!” anything I can think of that sound similar to “pasa” and “mañana”
OMG! I adore George Carlin a lot. 7 words, if you count OMG as 1 word! 😉
Resa – you have the best way of presenting the murals in your posts by offering us subtle changes in perspective. You bring us close and then allow us to look from afar. You post reminded me of the Stoic emperor, Marcus Aurelius’s thought “Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.” Sending many hugs your way.
Thank you, Rebecca!
I try to express the way I see the image upon arrival.
I waste no time taking pics. I just go.
Then when editing for presenting, I do the perspective.
I also like starting with a wide or full shot, then zeroing on on the focus.
Very large, busy murals need to be presented differently, again.
It does! Such a great mural. And the curls around his head could be a laurel wreath.
Yes, a laurel wreath, I can see now. It is a well done painting. It’s very alluring.
David. I’d recognize more than just the face anyhere!!
must be the design of the hair
I adore all those swirly coloured in lines!
My first thought was Elvis … the pouty lips I think.
Oh, now this is a very different idea/thought.
It hadn’t come to my mind, at all. I went back and looked, then looked away and then I saw it. I see Elvis. Thank you for this unique interpretation.
Defo Roman…nose and mouth
So far 3 of 5 AGMs agree! xo
Make that 5 out of 5 now! xxoo
It definitely looks like a chiseled face. A Roman God.
Most agree with you! One person said Elvis. I can go with that, too! xoxo
It does to me too, Resa. It has that sculpted appearance of the Greek and Roman Gods. Beautiful
Agree! What about Elvis?
Someone mentioned that, and I see it.
Ha. I do too!
Oh! How cool is that!? A gladiator ? Romanesque definitely! xoxoxo
Exactly what I thought…. a gladiator? Somehow I see a helmet? xoxoxoxox
Me too xxxxoooo
PBH could fight a gladiator! xoxoxoxo
She’d have to wear her gladiator fighting outfit and boots! 😊
Oh… that would be a totally cool outfit! Instead of a sword, net or ax, PBH would have her trail of razor pointed & poison berries.
Egads, metal breast plate(s) would be cool. xo
And a wide leather belt with an engraved metal buckle. Aye matey! xo
Aye, but it works for us gladiators, too! xoxox
Yes, it’s really makes a statement. Like “I’m gonna hit someone with this belt”.
YEAH! Or just try aiming an arrow at my bronze breast plates! xoxo
Oops, I’ve gone the way of pirates.
Arrgghh! Time for this gladiator to get a parrot! xoxoxoxo
Lololol! Gladiator, pirates. I can’t keep up with them.
I like both! They both have fab outfits. xoxoxo
xoxoxo….I’ll be mailing you after the sun comes up. 💛
Is my new gravatar showing up? I might change it!
Yes, I meant to tell you how cute it is! xo
I’ve changed it 3 times. I’m having a Gravitar crisis! The one with my hand on my thigh is the latest. UCH!!!!
They are all fabulous!
I love you! xoxox lol
EF it. I’m keeping the last one (4 years old), until the poundemic is over. Then let’s see who laughs last! Lol… who knows what the wind knows. Might as well look cute in the meantime. xoxoxo
The poundemic is a real b@!”h, I have to bake again today , the cookie jar is running low . Everyone of your Avi’s are gorgeous!
LOL! I made cookies at 1:00am Friday night; chocolate raisin. Norm looks even skinnier, and he ate over half.
Did you get the link I sent to the Cheetah interview? It’s published.
Mine is whining for a banana cream pie! This is hopeless. Yes, mails on the way! Brava!
Very excited. I forgot to mention to link to the magazine article, and mention the authors name!
I’ll be reviewing everything tomorrow night. I’ll run it by you. xoxoxo
Reminds me of MERCURY. Beautiful artwork. The planes of his face are wonderful.
Mercury… YES!!! Good one!
Hi Resa, definitely Romanesque. The hair and the lines of the jaw and nose hint at it. This mural has a Roman look and I should know as my father was a Metal Detectorist (think of amateur treasure hunter 😁 ) and he and I found quite a few Roman coins on our searches. We filled around 3 five pound sized ice cream tubs full of the coins – which we donated to our local museum. Amazing images as always, thanks.
It looks like Michelangelo’s David.
You’re the second person to say that. The chin is the same. It does look like David.
It also looks like others! It’s fab what people are suggesting. TJ said Elvis!
I see it!
Elvis has ENTERED the building? Haha!
YES!!! Hahahahahahaha! Excellent.
After years in the boxing ring, my wife tells me I now have a Roman nose. Roamin’ all over my face.
LOLOL!!!!! You are a purveyor of the best bad jokes. Love it!
It’s a gift, Resa. 😛
‘Tis a rare thing indeed to spot Augustus in September. Regards, TOF
Right!!!! Well, you do follow the Whitechapel Welk. TOF, you are a dream come true. *note: type of dream not specified.*
I do recall when we first met asking Shirl if I was her dream come true. Her riposte, “Hardly”. A few buckets of a fine red wine later she changed her mind. Regards, TOF
Where can I get one of these buckets of red wine?
As you well know, young Resa, a bucket is typically a watertight, vertical cylinder or truncated cone or square, with an open top and a flat bottom, attached to a semi-circular carrying handle called the bail. It is within said bucket that the ‘helpless ones’…and I count myself as one of them…pour in a sufficiency of red plonk to near overflow. Then we quaff the lot. As to where the bucket came from I cannot say. I think it’s older than me. There you have it. Regards, The Boring Old Fool
I adore history, and you sure laid out a bucket full in this comment.
Suddenly!!!!! I have this vision, of the bucket as a hat! Of course you don’t put it on until all the wine is quaffed from said bucket!
Hats are interesting. I have a Russian fake fur Winter Hunting Trapper Bomber Hat and look a complete idiot in it. The thing is I’ve never hunted, trapped or bombed anything in my life save for my garden catapult as a child. I took out the bathroom window of the house opposite us. Sadly the lady who was enjoying a warm bath at the time screamed in fear yet never realised that I was the cuplrit.
It does look like an ancient Roman, with I looks like a laurel and slightly harsher lines than those of the Greeks. Could also be Mars [God of War, with a helmet]. Whoever it is, it’s a brilliant mural wonderfully captured! Hugs hugs and love! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
Agree! I’m smitten with this face. I thought I saw a helmet and laurels. I adore taking pics of street art. Hopefully the vaccinations will speed up, and I’ll be able to roam larger distances in the city than I could last summer.
I know of 2 giant walls, with tons of art I’d love to see. Norm could drive me out to them. However, I’d need to take public transport part of the way back, or it would be a 7 hour walk. 4 hours was my limit. (pre sprained ankle)
Here’s to more walks, more murals and a healed ankle!!!! 4 hours is already too long!!!!! 🙄
Love and many hugs and healing slobbery kisses from Hera!
xoxoxoxoxoxoxo wooof!!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
Definitely looks like an ancient Roman. I was going to say maybe even a Greek one but no… definitely has more of the Roman face – a little like David, as mentioned. No matter what, it is a beauty of a mural!
It is a beauty. 5 out of 5 AGMs agree!
Beauty sees, as beauty is!
What makes you think of a Roman face is the usual manner to make the statues in the Roman Antiquity. Toronto got true artists in the streets!
Thank you Michel!
Yes, we have many great and wonderful street artists in Toronto. I am happy to live here, and that is one of the reasons!
Be well! ❤
I had an old friend in Toronto and I went especially to Toronto from France to meet him ( December 200)
Did you like the city?
You’re right, dear Resa, this mural really looks like an antique Roman Statue…
Stay safe, my dear! ❤
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Laurels and murals! He is stunning.
Looks like the face of a Greek God
The nose. Looks like a Roman or Greek nose. Though I’ve seen it on an Armenian high school friend of mine. Al well?
I like how the face looks so noble like a roman! Being able to achieve this “feel” in art is so cool.
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