Friday, October 10, 2014

2nd Annual #NAMEthatBUTT: Round 1.5

  • Comments will be moderated.  You will NOT see your comment appear immediately after posting! 
  • I post a butt and clues, you guess who that butt belongs to in the comments. If you guess right, you get 5 points. 
  • If you CORRECTLY identify the artistic work (title/artist) in question, you earn a bonus 5 points total: 2.5 for title, 2.5 for artist. (Provided of course, that it differs from the subject's name alone and the artist is known at all)
  • The following Friday, I reveal the full backside image of the sculpture in question! If at this time you can correctly identify artist/title/subject of the piece, you can earn up to 3 points (total -- 1 point for artist, 1 point for title, 1 point for subject) 
  • You may guess artist/title/subject until the next round of NAME THAT BUTT begins. (Usually the next Tuesday -- I'll reveal the previous week's sculpture and offer the next butt for guessing!)
  • I'll keep a running tally of correct answers/points, with occasional updates of who is "winning."
  • For Olympians, Greek AND Roman names are acceptable for the subject guesses. For example, if the butt belongs to Mercury, I will also accept Hermes as a correct answer.
  • A new NAME THAT BUTT may NOT be posted every week, depending on Things. 
  • There will be Prizes at the finish. They will be shipped internationally. 
ROUND 1.5: Full Backside Revealed

And One More Clue, Because I Am Nice:
  1. You can't tell this son of Zeus that the sun DOESN'T shine out of his backside!

Drop your guesses in the comments! You have until Monday, October 13th 11:59pm Eastern Time to grab your 3 points (1 for naming the butt, 1 for title of the piece, and 1 for artist!)

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  1. It is killing me - KILLING ME - that I've spent a week digging, and I still can't find this statue.
    So here's what I did find:
    This looks like it is a version of, or inspired by, or done in a style similar to the Farnese Apollo (which was originally Bacchus, but redone by Carlo Albacini in the 1780s. That statue was once housed in the King's Library at the British Museum (which has since been renovated, and I can't figure out which museum now has the Farnese Apollo).

    Here's a pic of *that* statue:

    See what I mean? The right arm-over-head thing is apparently a signature style of Albacini's work. And this pose where Apollo is chillin' out, but holding a bow in his left hand instead of a lyre is apparently pretty unique. I got side-tracked by variations of the Apollo Sauroctonos because of the way he's hangin' out by a tree or stump on his left-hand side.

    I know I get zero points for this, but seriously. I must know where this statue can be found. It's driving me crazy.

  2. Apollo? Apollo. I am terrible at these things but for a while I thought his hand was some kind of weird hairstyle and that was hilarious to me so at least I am having fun!



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(Nota Bene: During #NAMEthatBUTT season, all comments are moderated and your guesses are hidden until after the butt is revealed!)