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Alice Kiss - Crux Legend

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The execution scaffold from the 1977 'Jesus of Nazareth' TV series has inspired a number of crux manipulators, including Damian (#2) and Julie and Melissa (#3). Alice takes centre stage in Damian's dramatic ensemble of agony. I am unable to identify her companions, who may be composite figures (suggestions welcome.) Alice retains her original bindings in accordance with DOFantasy's ban on nails and blood, and she has acquired some dark pubic hair. The titulus carries wording different from the original in the TV series, and I believe this is Damian's text. It appears to be Greek, and a translation would be appreciated, if anyone can assist?

Damian has produced a compact scene containing a multi-figure composition with consistent colouring, scale and lighting. The subdued tones contribute to the sinister atmosphere, and this is developed by Julie and Melissa in a monochrome sepia interpretation of the same background scene, which includes the same text on the titulus. Alice has been relegated to the lower right corner, with Makar's Jane overhead and Oxana in the centre of the picture (with a Falco girl beneath her.) The number of crucified girls is actually double that of Damian's picture, although the two on the left are only just visible. A hazy sun has been introduced to enhance the suggestion of soft backlighting.

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Recently posted by Apostate is the unidentified manipulation at #6, based on a late work by Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824 - 1904) entitled, 'Departure of the Cats from the Circus', dated 1902 (#7.) Some of the figures in the manipulation are Gérôme's originals but all of the naked females have been added, including at least four identifiable Makar models. Already crucified on Gérôme's previously incinerated bodies are Christina (left) and Nastia (centre). I am unable to identify the third girl crucified on the right, or the figures spreadeagled on the ground. The curious oval halos are probably an addition by somebody other than the manip artist or Gérôme.

Alice and Koshka enter the arena, roped to their patibula, exactly as they appear in Makar's original picture. Alice still wears her shackles and the slight compromise in perspective with these two figures in the scene is barely noticable. In Gérôme's painting, the action is over and the crowds are departing. Their departure is equally evident in the manipulation, although the action here is far from finished. The picture presents a good blend of painted and photographic elements, and achieves a successful overall effect.

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melissa

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The execution scaffold from the 1977 'Jesus of Nazareth' TV series has inspired a number of crux manipulators, including Damian (#2) and Julie and Melissa (#3). Alice takes centre stage in Damian's dramatic ensemble of agony. I am unable to identify her companions, who may be composite figures (suggestions welcome.) Alice retains her original bindings in accordance with DOFantasy's ban on nails and blood, and she has acquired some dark pubic hair. The titulus carries wording different from the original in the TV series, and I believe this is Damian's text. It appears to be Greek, and a translation would be appreciated, if anyone can assist?

Damian has produced a compact scene containing a multi-figure composition with consistent colouring, scale and lighting. The subdued tones contribute to the sinister atmosphere, and this is developed by Julie and Melissa in a monochrome sepia interpretation of the same background scene, which includes the same text on the titulus. Alice has been relegated to the lower right corner, with Makar's Jane overhead and Oxana in the centre of the picture (with a Falco girl beneath her.) The number of crucified girls is actually double that of Damian's picture, although the two on the left are only just visible. A hazy sun has been introduced to enhance the suggestion of soft backlighting.

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Recently posted by Apostate is the unidentified manipulation at #6, based on a late work by Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824 - 1904) entitled, 'Departure of the Cats from the Circus', dated 1902 (#7.) Some of the figures in the manipulation are Gérôme's originals but all of the naked females have been added, including at least four identifiable Makar models. Already crucified on Gérôme's previously incinerated bodies are Christina (left) and Nastia (centre). I am unable to identify the third girl crucified on the right, or the figures spreadeagled on the ground. The curious oval halos are probably an addition by somebody other than the manip artist or Gérôme.

Alice and Koshka enter the arena, roped to their patibula, exactly as they appear in Makar's original picture. Alice still wears her shackles and the slight compromise in perspective with these two figures in the scene is barely noticable. In Gérôme's painting, the action is over and the crowds are departing. Their departure is equally evident in the manipulation, although the action here is far from finished. The picture presents a good blend of painted and photographic elements, and achieves a successful overall effect.

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I seem to remember that the bloke on the ladder was a long time member of this forum called PhilX. It was Apostate who pointed out that he did a lot of pics of himself for use in such scenes, especially women as part of a crowd scene. He would add the black hair and different coloured robes afterwards as in this pic of Easter Funday. Most of the women are PhilX
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I seem to remember that the bloke on the ladder was a long time member of this forum called PhilX. It was Apostate who pointed out that he did a lot of pics of himself for use in such scenes, especially women as part of a crowd scene. He would add the black hair and different coloured robes afterwards as in this pic of Easter Funday. Most of the women are PhilX
Thanks for the information, Melissa - I had no idea about PhilX doing that, and it is rather fascinating.

I have fond memories of 'Easter Funday', and was most impressed when I first saw it.
It looks just as good today as when I discovered it - and first encountered Eul and yourself!

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Thanks for the information, Melissa - I had no idea about PhilX doing that, and it is rather fascinating.

I have fond memories of 'Easter Funday', and was most impressed when I first saw it.
It looks just as good today as when I discovered it - and first encountered Eul and yourself!

http://www.melissa.crucified-women.net/#{"info":{"description":"Get
As Melissa says, PhilX has always used himself as a model as both victim and crowd.
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He has a unique style which is readily recognisable, and his backgrounds and crowd scenes are often used by other artists.
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He is still around and posting on the Foundation, but he has personally lost a lot of his older work.