Bill Clinton, Hitler, Ramses II, Bill Gates, Pele and Bruce Lee... ALL In The Same Painting? Huh. Click on it.

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    Dec 17, 2011 6:16 PM GMT
    If you go to the link below, you can click on each figure & be taken to a link about them.
    http://cliptank.com/PeopleofInfluencePainting.htm

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    Dec 17, 2011 7:08 PM GMT
    I laughed at the lol cat.
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    Dec 17, 2011 11:07 PM GMT
    You'd think he would have found a tiny corner to honor either Rivera, Orozco or Siqueiros, their muralist style off of which this piece is so derivative, in between the six thousand Asian historical figures.
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    Dec 17, 2011 11:19 PM GMT
    Kaiser Wilhelm I is missing.

    He, along with Kurfürst Otto von Bismarck (thanks Mig for spotting him) were highly influential in terms of developing the Realpolitik that set the stage for WW1 and subsequent geopolitics in the century that followed their passing.
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    Dec 17, 2011 11:22 PM GMT
    AlphaTrigger saidKaiser Wilhelm I and Otto Von Bismarck are missing.

    Those two were highly influential in terms of developing the Realpolitik that set the stage for WW1 and subsequent geopolitics in the century that followed their passing.


    Bismarck's in there, above Rabindranath Tagore waaaaaaaaaay to the far right.
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    Dec 17, 2011 11:36 PM GMT
    But having Tōjō Hideki begging Emperor Qin Shi Huang is interestingly lulzy, since the Japanese thinking of Tōjō's time was that the Chinese were degraded from their once appointed place as the Middle Kingdom, and that it was the duty of the Japanese to lead the world under the enlightened rule of their god-emperor (the Japanese Emperor, who even today is known as "Tennou Heika", or "the Present Ruler of Heaven" 「天王陛下」)

    Mere mortal emperors are known as "kōtei" 「皇帝」

    And the Chinese emperors - while mere mortals without a claim to having gods as ancestors - carried the title of "Tien Tsi" 「天子」 as "the Son of Heaven"... as long as they had the Mandate of Heaven. But generically, they were also (since being human and thus inferior to the Japanese God-Emperors) were also 「皇帝」or in Chinese "huangdi"
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    Dec 17, 2011 11:36 PM GMT
    Ariodante said
    AlphaTrigger saidKaiser Wilhelm I and Otto Von Bismarck are missing.

    Those two were highly influential in terms of developing the Realpolitik that set the stage for WW1 and subsequent geopolitics in the century that followed their passing.


    Bismarck's in there, above Rabindranath Tagore waaaaaaaaaay to the far right.


    Spotted him on the second time around, corrected my post icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 17, 2011 11:47 PM GMT
    NEEDS MOAR ASIANS!!!!

    Definitely some fascinating life stories worth studying. Also, wouldn't that be one hell of a party?
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    Dec 18, 2011 4:39 PM GMT
    Disasterpiece saidI laughed at the lol cat.


    I wondered if anyone would notice that.
    Or the Model T.