Junior's Gallery of War Pieces - Eustace Browne - Clar 209 Sum 2: Sculptures

Junior's Collection of War Pieces

The first sculpture I’ve chosen is called the Abduction of Proserpina by Pluto by John Cheere in 1756. I chose this sculpture because I really enjoy reading about Greek Myths and leading how flawed and petty the gods were.
The second sculpture I’ve chosen is called Venus and Adonis by John Cheere in 1756. I liked this sculpture because it shows the strength and figure of Adonis who was chased after lustfully by two gods, Aphrodite and Persephone, and what man doesn’t want two beautiful woman chasing after him?
The third sculpture I’ve chosen is called Minerva also by John Cheere in 1756. This one caught my eye because Minerva is show to be a warrior in this sculpture with her armor and spear in a position of power, instead of in a submissive or secondary position like most of these sculptures have women in. This sculpture also reminded me of Wonder Woman as she is a strong independent woman and one of the strongest characters in comic books history.
The fourth sculpture I’ve chosen is called Aeneas and Anchises escaping from Troy by John Cheere in 1756. The reason I’ve chosen this sculpture is because it instantly reminded me of the great movie Troy towards the end of the movie when Troy is being burned to the ground and all of the Trojans are trying to escape the Greeks.
The final sculpture I’ve chosen is called Samson slaying a Phillistine or Cain and Abel by John Cheere. This one caught my eye because it can double as two biblical moments depending on your interpretation of the statue which I think is great because it drives people crazy trying to figure out what it really is.
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