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The Ancient Thinkers

November 15, 2011
By BillHeLi, oakland gardens, New York
BillHeLi, Oakland Gardens, New York
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Using a picture I took from Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, I created the image of the ancient Greek historian Herodotus in the foreground. The portrait of the eastern philosopher Laozi is in the background. The figure is based on my memory of a Chinese painting. By juxtaposing images of two influential ancient thinkers from different civilizations, I intend to convey my profound experience of living in New York City, where cultural diversity thrives.

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on Jun. 15 2015 at 10:40 am
withBloodandFire GOLD, Burnt Hills, New York
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Favorite Quote:
I stopped checking for monsters under my bed, when I realized they're inside me.

Beautifully done.

on Dec. 3 2011 at 6:29 pm
KitKat125 SILVER, Somewhere, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
"Always write first things uppermost in your heart." --Edgar Allen Poe

This is incredible! I love both the drawing itself (which looks so real!) and the thought behind it. Fantastic job!