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I found this photo of painting in Behrouz Pinterest page on Romanticism.
Karl Pavlovich Bryullov (Russian: Карл Па́влович Брюлло́в; 12 December 1799 – 11 June 1852), original name Charles Bruleau, also transliterated Briullov or Briuloff and referred to by his friends as "The Great Karl", was a Russian painter. He is regarded as a key figure in transition from the Russian neoclassicism to romanticism.
Among other things, several seconds were needed for the exposure of this photo to take place (this is not taken by iPhone mind you!) and that would have blurred the picture completely unless you really believe our Hercules, not only could lift these guys that way, but could hold them in that position for several seconds without moving!
This is in Qajar period... filling-in for RedWine!
A street artist in Australia who painted a controversial mural showing Hillary Clinton in a swimsuit has covered her image with a niqab after the local council threatened to impose a fine.
The mural, by an artist known as Lushsux, generated complaints from residents in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray after it depicted the U.S. presidential candidate in a stars-and-stripes swimsuit with US$100 bills tucked into her waist.
The council deemed the mural sexist and ordered that it be removed within 10 days. Lushsux proceeded to dress Clinton in a full-body veil, writing alongside the mural: “If this Muslim woman offends u, u r a bigot, racist, sexist Islamophobe.”
In a social media post, he added: “This is no longer a wall of a supposed ‘offensive and near naked’ Hillary Clinton, it is now a depiction of a beautiful Muslim woman. No reasonable person would consider this offensive.”
Brooklyn, New York, 1947
Gelatin silver print / printed in 2007
Image: 19.8 x 29.8 cm / Paper: 22.9 x 30.4 cm
© Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos, Courtesy Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson