Bust of a rhetorician

  • June 23, 2018
  • Blender 2.7x
  • Render: Blender Internal
  • Creator: geoffreymarchal
  • License: CC-BY-NC
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Bust of a rhetorician, around 200-235 CE, Asia Minor, Smyrna (Baths of Diana), marble. Musee du Cinquantenaire (Brussels, Belgium). Made with Capturing Reality.

This portrait is preserved, as its counterpart, in an exceptional way: the nose is intact, the polish of the flesh on the front still visible, the bust, the tablet and its base those of origin. In addition, the quality of execution is remarkable. both men are bare-chested, with one shoulder covered with a Greek-style drape, indicating their desire to be represented as scholars.

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  • Jorgebaby profile picture

    i sorry but it the end > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnOX5Hr1gXw

    Written June 23, 2018
  • MikeeUSA2 profile picture

    What artistic element did you add to this millennia old work that merits separate copyright such that you can now claim this other-wise public domain work is "non commercial"?

    Written August 12, 2018
  • Blender Head profile picture
    Blender Head

    In the EU this is still a grey area, although it is almost impossible to enforce a copywrite such as this. In other areas of the world (North America), it is fairly established you cannot copywrite a 3D scan of something that is already in the public domain. Similar cases of people photographing statues have come up. If this statue was not in a public place when it was scanned, the person scanning is more likely to have action taken against them. I was at the Vatican for instance, and was not allowed to photograph the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel because Nikon owns the rights to photograph it. Similarly I was not allowed to photograph the original David in Florence, but photographing the copy in the piazza is in the public domain.

    Written March 11, 2021
  • Dum profile picture


    Written September 15, 2021