Hellenistische Kunst. Der Laokoon
Do you believe the enemy have sailed away? Or think that any Grecian gifts are free of craft? Is this the way Ulysses acts? Either Achaeans hide, shut in this wood, or else this is an engine built against our walls... I fear the Greeks, even when they bring gifts, Laocoon from Virgil The Aeneid
Part 2 - Laocoon Versions
Parody of Laocoon by Titian
Bernardino Genga (1620-1690) : Anatomia per uso et intelligenza del disegno ricercata non solo su gl'ossi, e muscoli del corpo humano, Rome: Domenico de Rossi, herede di Gio. Jacomo de Rossi, 1691.
You Must leave Fathers & Mothers & Houses & Lands if they stand in the way of Art. Prayer is the Study of Art. Praise is the Practice of Art. Fasting &c., all relate to Art. The outward ceremony is Antichrist…The Eternal Body of Man is The Imagination that is god himself. .... his two Sons Satan & Adam as they were copied from the Cherubim of Solomons Temple by three Rhodians & applied to Natural Fact or History of Illium Art Degraded Imagination Denied War Governed the Nations.. Jesus & his Apostles & Disciples were all Artists Their Works were destroyed by the Seven Angels of the Seven Churches in Asia
Heinrich Heidersberger 1953 (Source of Image)
German Political Journal, "Der Spiegel", 1995.
Asterix and "Laocoon"
Many authors considered the proportions of the Hercules Farnese for example:
Why is there a Laocoon sculpture outside a German School?
Possible answers (Only in German)
Laokoon oder über die Grenzen der Malerei und Poesie von Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (German)
Disease may have been encoded in the horse saga, but another clue may have been left us in the death of Laocoon by apparent suffocation. It is unlikely that healthy, awake adults would stand still long enough to be crushed by non-mythical constricting snakes, but there are none indigenous to Asia Minor. The snakes Virgil describes may have been neurotoxic venomous asps or cobras (except perhaps for their apparent size) A Different Horse: Alternate Interpretations of the Trojan War