Monday, June 11, 2012

A Proverb and a Painting


“If I try to be like him, who will be like me?”

- Jewish proverb

The above artwork of famous figures from history, may be viewed in a larger format by clicking on the following link.

The painting is large and you will need to scroll the image sideways using the scrollbar underneath to see the complete image.

When you have logged onto the website with the above image, moving your cursor over the figures will show their names.

You can see a list of the figures depicted, a photograph where available and a short summary of their significance by clicking on:

A further depiction with the figures numbered and listed is at:

The painting is by Taiwanese artists Dai Dudu, Li Tiezi and Zhang An. They appear on the balcony at the top right of the picture, with Dante, who is wearing the red robe. There are 103 figures, some little known outside Asia, The work was completed in 2006 and is called Discussing The Divine Comedy With Dante.

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