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As-SORT-ed works of art - The Phantom Librarian
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As-SORT-ed works of art
I mentioned "The New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus in my last poem-a-day rec, and gabrielladusult mentioned that the poem makes the Statue of Liberty sound like a serious Hufflepuff. ;) We got joking about art. Michelangelo's David as a Gryffindor, Rodin's Thinker as a Hufflepuff. keestone suggested "Judith and Holofernes" for Slytherin, since we were only talking statues, but I thought of a much more Slyther-y work of art once I started thinking of paintings.

So, Great Art, Sorted:


(I'm not the greatest icon-maker, but anyone's welcome to them.)

Any other works of art to sort?
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leapin_jot From: leapin_jot Date: April 11th, 2006 02:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Those are so funny! I will never look at those statues the same way again. :)
harriet_wimsey From: harriet_wimsey Date: April 11th, 2006 02:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Hee! Clever tie placement on David, there. ;) I enjoyed reading that exchange--it's fun to see icons come from it.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: April 11th, 2006 02:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, that started out thinking, "He'd look awfully silly in only a tie." And then I realized where it had to go.
kizmet_42 From: kizmet_42 Date: April 11th, 2006 03:19 am (UTC) (Link)
David as Gryffindor. LOLOLOLOLOLOL

Mona Lisa as Slytherin! ROLFMHO!!!!!!!!!!!
gabrielladusult From: gabrielladusult Date: April 11th, 2006 03:36 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, you did it! Yay! I agree, Mona Lisa looks like she has that Slytherin "I'm better than everybody." Look about her.

I agree with Harriet -- the tie on David is priceless. Makes me wish I sorted Gryffindor. ;)
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: April 11th, 2006 02:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
She also has that "I'm thinking something devious but I'm not going to let you in on it" look about her. ;) Or at least I've always thought so.
cyndisuesue From: cyndisuesue Date: April 11th, 2006 03:44 am (UTC) (Link)
I think these are Brilliant!
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keestone From: keestone Date: April 11th, 2006 11:19 am (UTC) (Link)
It's too bad that people always print pictures of David from the same angle. He has a really fine butt. ;)
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keestone From: keestone Date: April 11th, 2006 01:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee hee. Indeed. I had to google it to get it. I'm just a Lit Geek that likes sculpture.
keestone From: keestone Date: April 11th, 2006 01:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
. . . and sometimes, sculptured physiques. :-p
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keestone From: keestone Date: April 12th, 2006 12:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, I haven't actually seen her arse, but I suppose I can take Duchamp's word for it.

I'm actually more a fan of Donatello and Bernini, but Michelangelo's Pieta is gorgeous. I think my favorites of his are the slaves.
dramaturgy From: dramaturgy Date: April 11th, 2006 04:00 am (UTC) (Link)
I pretty much just died laughing at Gryffindor. XD
katiemorris From: katiemorris Date: April 11th, 2006 11:29 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh I LOVED the Slytherin Mona Lisa. The addition of the ties really make these great. Please may I steal the Hufflepuff one? I'm a died in the wool Huffer, though these make me wish I was more of a Slyth! Great job!
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: April 11th, 2006 02:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Feel free to take any of them!
akashasheiress From: akashasheiress Date: April 11th, 2006 01:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

I'm taking the Ravenclaw-one.
gloryforever From: gloryforever Date: April 11th, 2006 03:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Could I bring a few females in to be sorted? Tell me what you think of her, her and possibly her?
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: April 11th, 2006 05:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, Diana is definitely a Gryffindor--right out there hunting, in the thick of things. Frida I-Will-Do-Things-My-Way Kahlo? Could be Ravenclaw (driven by ideology), could be Gryffindor (takes a yard of guts to live outside the mainstream).

The Cybele, I'm not sure. She has lions, which suggest Gryffindor, but there's not much of the "Mother Goddess" imagery going on in Gryff. Hufflepuff?
gloryforever From: gloryforever Date: April 11th, 2006 06:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
I agree as far as Diana goes, that was very straightforward. With Frida, however, I was reminded of that "certain disregard for the rules" that Harry's told is a defining trait of the Slytherins.
gloryforever From: gloryforever Date: April 14th, 2006 02:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
I kept thinking about it. Do we know what house Molly Weasley was in? She's not a "Mother Goddess" as such, but I can see some similarities.
camry_1 From: camry_1 Date: April 11th, 2006 07:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh these are perfect. You guys were brilliant to think it up, and I love the icons.
veryshortlist From: veryshortlist Date: April 11th, 2006 09:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Those are awesome, Fern.
moonlinnet From: moonlinnet Date: April 12th, 2006 02:54 am (UTC) (Link)
I am TOTALLY taking Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, and Slytherin, if you don't mind. =)
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: April 12th, 2006 04:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Fine with me.
sprite6 From: sprite6 Date: April 12th, 2006 02:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Icon love! I'm taking Hufflepuff. :)
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: April 12th, 2006 04:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cool! :)
redbrunja From: redbrunja Date: June 8th, 2006 09:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Snagging the Slytherin and Gryffindor ones. Thanks! Will credit.
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