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Cherubs

Postby Alex Glass » Fri Nov 03, 2006 11:24 pm

Resently I seem to be noticing cherubs everywhere. I don't think this has been a project topic before so hope I don't get a lock down.

Here are some in the Councillor's Corridor of the City Chambers.

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Some from the recent visit to the Parish Halls.

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Postby HollowHorn » Sat Nov 04, 2006 12:32 am

Any excuse to re-post my favorite wee sculpture, I'm so in love with this one:
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Postby Alex Glass » Sat Nov 04, 2006 12:37 am

Where is this one HH?

Have you got any more?
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Postby HollowHorn » Sat Nov 04, 2006 12:45 am

Its the old British Linen Bank on the High St. Alex
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Postby Alex Glass » Sat Nov 04, 2006 12:54 am

Thanks HH.

I have a couple more to get and know some may have been posted on another topic.
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Postby crusty_bint » Sat Nov 04, 2006 3:10 am

Admittedly its a bit schit, but heres a drawing i did a while back of the detail of 215 High St
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Unfortunately my cherub turned out ever so slightly biafran.
here i go, it's coming for me through the trees
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Postby Schiehallion » Sat Nov 04, 2006 4:01 am

They have the same weird hidden kinda weirdness that clowns have. They're dangerous and unnerving, a bit spooky and they know something you don't.

I still remember my big sister's scraps with a shudder.



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Wee evil bastards.
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Postby Peekay » Sat Nov 04, 2006 11:45 am

They're not Cherubs, they're all "Putti". It's a common misconception so I'll forgive you this time.

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Postby Schiehallion » Sat Nov 04, 2006 11:58 am

Peekay wrote:They're not Cherubs, they're all "Putti". It's a common misconception so I'll forgive you this time.

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Putti can be angels, cherubs or even Cupid according to my internet? They're still malevolent.
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Postby Peekay » Sat Nov 04, 2006 1:29 pm

Schiehallion wrote:
Peekay wrote:They're not Cherubs, they're all "Putti". It's a common misconception so I'll forgive you this time.

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Putti can be angels, cherubs or even Cupid according to my internet? They're still malevolent.


A quick shufty of books and t'interweb leads me to this. Cherubs are baby Angels and are Christian Symbols (Good). Putti's are Cupids little helpers and are non-Christian as they gave a Man and Woman love distracting Man from his love of God (Bad). The pictures above seem to be a mixture of the two. The first three have Corinthian capitals so it's probably Greco-Roman (non-Christian) figures on top. That'll be Putti. The next two don't appear to have anything so I'm unsure, though the foliage probably means something somewhere to someone. The rest all have wings so they'll be Cherubs.

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Postby Alex Glass » Fri Dec 15, 2006 1:19 pm

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Postby pwm437 » Fri Dec 15, 2006 7:36 pm

The Putti on the scraps may be malevolent and non-christian, but they also look as though they are no strangers to a fish supper
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Postby rebelsoulboy » Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:25 pm

anyone know how many angels there is in glasgow? ::):
theres one across from grand old oprey...another one i think at the co op coming off the kingston bridge to the left...im still searching.
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Postby pwm437 » Fri Jan 26, 2007 12:10 pm

rebelsoulboy wrote:anyone know how many angels there is in glasgow? ::):
theres one across from grand old oprey...another one i think at the co op coming off the kingston bridge to the left...im still searching.


The one across from the grand ole opry is the Angel Building, and was originally Ogg Brothers, outfitters. built in 1889. The basement of the building at one time housed an amusement arcade including a dodgem circuit
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Postby rebelsoulboy » Mon Feb 12, 2007 2:21 pm

theres an angel on top of parkhead library its a good one too
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