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Statues of Gudea

Twenty-seven statues of Gudea, a ruler of the state of Lagash have been found in southern Mesopotamia. Gudea ruled between c. 2144–2124 BC and the statues demonstrate a sophisticated level of craftsmanship for the time. The known statues have been categorised'A-AB' by archaeologists. Many statues are headless, there are detached heads. Gudea is named in the dedicatory inscription carved on most statues, but in somes cases the identity of the ruler portrayed is uncertain. Statues A-K were found during Ernest de Sarzec's excavations in the court of the palace of Adad-nadin-ahhe in Telloh. Statues M-Q come from clandestine excavations in Telloh in 1924. Figures L and R do not represent Gudea with reasonable certainty; the statues were to represent the ruler in temples. Most of the statues bear an inscribed dedication explaining. Gudea is either standing, he wears a close fitting kaunakes, maybe made of sheep-skin, a long tasseled dress. Only in one example he wears a different dress, reminiscent of the Akkadian royal costume.

On the lap of one of them is the plan of his palace, with the scale of measurement attached. Statue F is similar to statue B, it seems. Unlike the local stone, diorite is hard, so difficult to carve. Diorite had been used by old Sumerian rulers. According to the inscriptions, the diorite came from Magan; the remnants of a large diorite statue in the British Museum may be a representation of Gudea, but this cannot be determined with certainty. What remains of the statue is 1.5m high, meaning that if it was reconstructed the statue would be well over 3 metres high and the largest yet discovered sculpture of the ruler. The dedication of the diorite statues tell how ensi Gudea had diorite brought from the mountains of Magan, formed it as a statue of himself, called by name to honour god/goddess and had the statue brought into the temple of. Most of the big statues are dedicated to the top gods of Lagash: Ningirsu, his wife Ba'u, the goddesses Gatumdu and Inanna and Ninhursanga as the "Mother of the gods".

Q is dedicated to Ningiszida, Gudea's personal protective deity more properly connected to rand Abu Salabikh, the smaller M, N and O to his "wife" Gestinanna. The connection between Ningiszida and Gestinanna was invented by Archaeologists in order to effect a closer connection to Lagash. Dietz Otto Edzard, "Gudea and His Dynasty" Royal Inscriptions of Mesopotamia Early Periods - RIME 3/1. F. Johansen, "Statues of Gudea and modern". Mesopotamia 6, 1978. A. Parrot, vingt campagnes des fouilles.. H. Steible, "Versuch einer Chronologie der Statuen des Gudea von Lagas". Mitteilungen der Deutschen Orient-Gesellschaft 126, 81-104. Photographs of the Gudea statues at Louvre Insecula.com Statue M The Detroit Institute of Arts The true face of Gudea. A realistic statue of Gudea shows us how he may have looked in real life

Naughty Grandma

Naughty Grandma is a 2017 Russian comedy film directed by Maryus Vaysberg. It stars Glukoza; the film was the only domestic picture to be successful at the Russian box-office in the summer of 2017.. Aleksandr Rubenstein, OSCAR nicknamed the Transformer, has the talent of impersonating various people, he uses this skill for criminal purposes. After another successful case, Sanya is forced to hide from his pursuers in his uncle’s nursing home, posing as a grandmother. There he meets a girl and falls in love, but a grandfather from the nursing home unexpectedly falls in love with him. Aleksandr Revva - Aleksandr Rubenstein / Aleksandra Pavlovna Fishman Glukoza - Lyuba Evgeniy Gerchakov - Uncle Vladimir Tolokonnikov - Bessonov Marina Fedunkiv - Nurse Tonya Natalia Bardo - Accomplice Aleksandra Viktoria Elena Valyushkina - Head Yola Sanko - Amnesiac Svetlana Sukhanova - Masha Lyubov Revva - Aunt Raya Daniil Fyodorov - Artist Aleksandr Lyrchikov - Lavryonov Elena Rubina - Pelageya Gamlet Petrosyan - Gamlet Gennadiy Makoyev - Colonel Kulagin Nina Slavnova - Pelageya Nikolai Ivanov - Oligarchs assistant Philipp Kirkorov - Himself The idea of the film belongs to Aleksandr Revva.

About twenty stuntmen were involved in the making of the film. The makeup for Aleksandr Revva's grandmother character took 4 hours daily to apply; the film received negative reviews in Russian media. Naughty Grandma on IMDb

Rodrigo Prieto

Rodrigo Prieto is a Mexican cinematographer. He has been associated as the lead cinematographer for Martin Scorsese and Alejandro González Iñárritu, among other directors. Rodrigo Prieto was born in Mexico, his grandfather, Jorge Prieto Laurens, was the mayor of Mexico City and leader of the Chamber of Deputies of Mexico, but was persecuted by the country's ruler because of political differences. Prieto's grandfather escaped with his family to Texas and to Los Angeles. There, Prieto's father would spend most of his childhood. Prieto's father studied aeronautical engineering at New York University, where he met and married Prieto's mother, an art student. Rodrigo Prieto graduated from Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica in Mexico City. Prieto has become an established cinematographer, working with such names as Spike Lee, Curtis Hanson, Ang Lee and Pedro Almodóvar. Nonetheless, his political legacy still has a visible effect on his career. In 2002, Prieto shot a film about Frida Kahlo, a communist Mexican artist.

In 2003, Prieto cooperated with Oliver Stone in two documentary projects: Comandante, about Fidel Castro, Persona Non Grata, about Yasser Arafat. In 2004, Prieto shot Alexander for Stone. Prieto worked with Alejandro González Iñárritu on the acclaimed Amores perros, 21 Grams and Biutiful. Prieto is noted for his unconventional use of the camera combined with strong moody lighting. In 25th Hour, Prieto utilized overexposure and other techniques to create original dream-like images to signify that the events shown on screen are memories or visions. Innovative photography could be spotted in Frida, featuring strong colors and sharp imagery blended with atmospheric yellows and browns, as well as his experimental use of infrared during a battle scene in Alexander. Prieto is interested in evoking naturalism, most evident in The Homesman and Brokeback Mountain. Prieto not only shot Brokeback Mountain, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Cinematography, but appeared in a cameo role within the film as a Mexican gigolo whom Jake Gyllenhaal's character, Jack Twist, meets.

Prieto has most formed an artistic collaboration with Martin Scorsese. In December 2019, Prieto announced that the shooting schedule for Scorsese's upcoming film Killers of the Flower Moon would start as reported in March 2020. Prieto resides in Los Angeles, California with his wife Monica and daughters Maria Fernanda and Ximena. Ariel Awards Circuit Community Awards Boston Society of Film Critics Critics' Choice Awards Camerimage Chicago Film Critics Association Chlotrudis Awards Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain CinEuphoria Awards Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association Dublin Film Critics' Circle Independent Spirit Awards Florida Film Critics Circle Georgia Film Critics Association Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards Goya Awards Houston Film Critics Society International Cinematographers' Film Festival Manaki Brothers International Cinephile Society Awards International Online Cinema Awards Latino Entertainment Journalists Association Film Awards National Society of Film Critics North Texas Film Critics Association Online Film & Television Association Online Film Critics Society Award Phoenix Critics Circle Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards San Diego Film Critics Society San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle San Sebastián International Film Festival Satellite Awards St. Louis Film Critics Association Tribeca Film Festival Venice Film Festival Washington D.

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