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User Image claygibsonn Posted: Nov 11, 2017 3:19 PM (UTC)
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Shoutout to my brother @steveo for putting on a great show at the Improv last night! He’s here all weekend you jackasses, so go watch him do the mangina! #steveo #jackass #jackass3 #jackass2 #doubleback #orlandoimprov #soberstevo #merch #comedy #manofthepeople #knoxville #pontius #weedincondoms #ripryandunn
User Image printsandprinciples Posted: Oct 23, 2017 2:15 PM (UTC)
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Detail of Paulus Pontius’ engraving, “Raphael de Urbin”, 1630–40 (continued)
As a student I used to look at what I was told was a self-portrait of Raphael featured in his fresco, “The School of Athens.” In this enormous painting this so-called self-portrait of Raphael is shown in the guise of the legendary painter from antiquity, Apelles. Equally interesting to me at this time was that I was also told that Raphael’s true love in life is shown on the far left of the scene in the guise of the great Alexandrian female scholar, Hypatia. I must admit that my view of Raphael as a student was that he looked like a chap that could not catch a ball—perhaps closer to a chap that DEFINITELY could not catch a ball even if it were thrown underarm towards him. Moreover, my perception of the “love of his life”—and of course I could be very wrong—was the she was type of sensible lady who would only wear comfortable shoes.
What I find interesting in light of my early assessment is that when I examine this portrait of him by Pontius I feel that my early thoughts were close to the truth. I tend to agree with those who believe that this is not really a portrait of a man at all because of one seemingly trivial but probably important fact: he lacks an Adam’s apple—the laryngeal prominence—in the neck.
For those interested in this portrait I strongly recommend reading Hasan Niyazi’s (2012) highly informative article, “The Czartoryski Raphael”:
#PaulusPontius #pontius #Raphael #Naziloot #Renaissanceportrait #masterprint #masterwork #smallmasterpiece #oldmaster #oldmasterprint #reproductiveengraving #17thcenturyprint #engraving #celebrityportrait #boysthatdonotcatchballs
User Image printsandprinciples Posted: Oct 23, 2017 2:10 PM (UTC)
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Paulus Pontius (aka Paulus du Pont) (1603–1658)
“Raphael de Urbin”, 1630–40, after Raphael’s “The Czartoryski Raphael” (arguably a self-portrait; see Hasan Niyazi’s scholarly and important article about this portrait—“an iconic victim of Nazi art looting”:, published by Paulus Pontius, Antwerp
Engraving on fine laid paper lined onto a support sheet.
Size: (sheet trimmed unevenly) 26.2 x 19.1 cm; (plate) 25.8 x 18.2 cm; (image borderline) 22.5 x 17.4 cm
State ii (of iv) My attribution of the impression to this state is based on the publication details and the image itself matching the 2nd state impression held by the BM and Harvard.
Hollstein 115.II; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 1991 162 (Marie Mauquoy-Hendrickx 1991, “L'Iconographie d'Antoine Van Dyck”, Catalogue raisonné, 2 vols, Brussels, Bibliotheque Royale Albert Ier); New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 494.II (Van Dyck)
Condition: marvellously crisp impression but with tears to the margins and uneven trimming. The sheet has been laid onto a support of fine washi paper to address these issues. There are also (almost invisible) spot restorations of small abrasions.
I am selling this masterpiece by one of the most important engravers of the Renaissance for the total cost of AU$190 (currently US$148.46/EUR126.41/GBP112.64 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world.
If you are interested in purchasing this seldom seen engraving that is very likely a portrait of Raphael—certainly Pontius thought that it was hence the inscribed title—please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.
#PaulusPontius #pontius #Raphael #Naziloot #Renaissanceportrait #masterprint #masterwork #smallmasterpiece #oldmaster #oldmasterprint #reproductiveengraving #17thcenturyprint #engraving #celebrityportrait #boysthatdonotcatchballs
User Image fakhrimubarak_ceo_ifbbpro Posted: Oct 17, 2017 7:25 AM (UTC)
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Boy! Let me be the first one to tell you , if you haven't heard this yet that success is not money , cars , properties , companies , fame , glory or anything that is materialistic or bestowed on you by another human being. -
I'm not going to bullshit anyone. I had / have everything above and I've earned every single fucking penny sacrificing my life for it. I've been poor as shit , hood rich , back to poor as shit and over the last 12 years I've worked my mother fucking ass off fighting every single obstacle that a man can withstand , I've withstood it all! I consider myself unlucky because I haven't had a single lucky break , nobody has stood by my side helping me equally for the better part of it , I have no mentors , no financiers and when you say self made I'm that dude in the picture in the dictionary and I'm not smiling. -
Over the last few months I realized that no matter what I'll do it'll always fall on me. Ive thought of retiring and living a decent life somewhere by the beach on an island where the American money goes a long way. Ive had many thing and many things haven't made
me success. -
Yes money is important. The only people that say it isn't are the ones that don't have it. I've taken risks and chances to better myself in order to better the people around me. I gave up my dream to be a good IFBB Pro , I gave up my life to help others and until today I'm the mirror image of the Greek Titian Named Atlas that was condemned to hold the world on his shoulder for eternity.
Today starts a new day! Today starts a day that I find what makes me happy and I find peace. My peace will be my success! Everyone reading this that knows their actions have cost me my peace and happiness start making plans to either step it up , stop your incompetency or step it out stage left because the party has ended. #live #love #laugh #44anddone #wearealladults #handleyourownproblems #worklikeslave #like #me #like #Pontius Pilate #done
User Image ronwynyard Posted: Oct 8, 2017 9:03 PM (UTC)
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😃 LMAO .. Hands! 👏
They can be fecking hard things to draw sometimes.. like the following deformity aptly named... 'I Wash My Hands Of The Matter'

#art #drawing #hands #handwash #iwashmyhands #pontius #pontiuspilate #badhands #itsallgood #fingerpaint #drawingonmyphone

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