Tuesday, 30 March 2010

QR – Cure – Quizzing Realms - 15

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What very specific literary connection do these three works of art share?


the anatomy lesson of dr tulp


the raft of medusa


the thinker

I think this one is very google-able, but the answer should leave all of you quite amused. For your convenience, I have not changed the names of the pictures. Let them serve as hints. Otherwise this question would have been too arbit.

Wish you luck, and have a nice life, folks!


Paddy’s and Akhil’s (asherxai’s) answers are correct!

And sorry for giving out the answers to these so late. Compare the following panels in pairs, and you will have all the answers!

A: The anatomy lesson by Dr Tulp.

the anatomy lesson of dr tulp



B: The raft of Medusa, by Gericault.

the raft of medusa



C: The thinker, by Rodin.

the thinker




  1. Excellent question, Arkadev..
    The connect is Asterix

    1. Albert Uderzo modelled a panel from 'Asterix and the Soothsayer' on the famous painting, 'The Anatomy lesson of Dr Tulp' by Rembrandt Van Rijin.

    2. A layout in 'Asterix the Legionary' corresponds to 'The Raft of the Medusa' (1819) by the French artist Theodore Gericault.
    Hence, Uderzo made the pirate say "...framed by Jericho."

    3. In 'Asterix and the Laurel Wreath', Auguste Rodin's 'The Thinker' was modelled as "The Thinker" by Uderzo.

  2. An edited version of these Art Forms are present in a few Asterix Comics....
    I got it from the second pic and the third pic...I have read a book named "A complete Guide to Asterix", wherein both these artforms in Original and the Asterix Version has been mentioned...!!


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