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March 31, 2016

17 Photographs: the Original Hipsters, discovered in Ancient Rome.

Ancient Greek sculptures dressed up in hipster clothing. “Dressed by Aristotle & Fitch.”

Ancient Greek sculptures dressed up in hipster clothing. (imgur.com)

“Greek gods have some style indeed: Dressed Sculptures.” Source: imgur. “None are actually ‘Ancient Greek Statues.’ These statues are from the Louvre and date from the Renaissance to the 19th century.”

Click here to read the true Origins of the “Hipster“, and “How to tell if you are a True Hipster,” which is much more worthwhile and interesting than it sounds.

 

Comments:

“I love how a pair of sunglasses is all it takes to turn someone looking distressed, anguished, tortured, or exhausted by Herculean tasks into someone who looks totally chillaxed.”

“Funny enough she’s wearing a shirt with “Nike” on it, the God of luck and victory.”

“From what I recall about the subject, statues weren’t actually like that (colorless and naked) back in Ancient Greece and Rome. They were painted and dressed (fragments of paint and residues of cloth were found, I think) and looked very much alive, which was the point. When they were found thousands of years later (around the Renaissance, when people decided to copy ancient art) the paint and clothes were gone, which gave this style.”

“In some ways, it’s closer to what some of those statues would have looked like back when they were made – statues made in ancient Greece were painted in a realistic fashion.

The paint wore away faster than the underlying rock – leaving us with the statues everyone recognizes – and medieval European sculptors imitated the unpainted forms.

That being said I’m pretty sure most of these were naked anyway and wouldn’t have been painted with clothes on, so there’s that.”

“Is it just me or does the Jesus status look like Matthew Mcconaughey?”

Photos by Léo Caillard.

See Classical Sculptures Dressed As Hipsters at Bored Panda for more.

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neil Mar 31, 2016 7:54pm

I'm thinking these cannot be statues. It would be almost impossible to get clothes on them in those positions. They must be real people with very heavy makeup.

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