You are the direct descendant of those Romans who carried off the Sabine women
In a brief return to films, he agreed to costar with Italian actress Luisa Mattioli in The Rape of the Sabine Women
in Rome in 1961.
For a strong followup, we go with Rape of the Sabine Women
, which intimidates opponents who don't want to do full visual justice to the rape part.
According to the saga, the men of Rome needed wives to bear children and perpetuate their civilization; when the men of the neighboring Sabine tribe refused to let their daughters marry the Romans, the Romans abducted Sabine women
to become their wives.
Today's nudes are nothing like the Sabine women
rising up from an 800-year sleep of chiseled outrage.
Seeing the brothers as a bunch of gauche teens and young men changes the feel of the story (a bunch of strapping Oregon rowdies kidnapping half-a-dozen would-be wives) from creepy - they're inspired by the story of the Sabine women
for goodness sake - into something akin to clueless and youthful exuberance.
The painting, The Abduction of the Sabine Women
(1633/34), probably that of Nicolas Poussin, was meant to show the abduction of the women, not the sexual attack on them.
He wanted to make a perfect facsimile of Giambologna's intertwined three-figure marble sculpture The Rape of the Sabine Women
(1582) in candle wax (plus wax sculptures of an office chair and an artist friend of his named Rudolf Stingel).
The paintings include Rape of the Sabine Women
, Holy Family Nymphs and Fauns.
The Rape of the Sabine Women
(1962), which compares the violence of this episode in Roman History to 20th century events, is also among the works going on display.
This page: Rubens' The Departure of Lot and His Family from Sodom, Jan Steen's The Rape of the Sabine Women
, Simon Vouet's Time Discovering the Love of Venus and Mars.
Plutarch, who inspired the libretto for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers with his tale of the rape of the Sabine women
, concluded that some soothsayers must be allowed occasionally to get it right, just as some people who shoot often enough must sometimes hit the target.