Thursday, October 15, 2009

En Garde!

"The essence of fencing is to give, but by no means to receive."
~ Moliere

These first three are from the Metropolitan Museum of Art:

Close helmet with mask visor, circa 1515
Attributed to Kolman Helmschmid

German design for a sword hilt, circa 1540

Armor of the Gusoku type, 18th century

"Lichtschwert" (Light Saber) in front of the opera house in Graz, Austria.
Sculptor: Hartmut Skerbisch

The Motherland Calls
by Yevgeny Vuchetich

A bit of trivia: At the time of its installation in 1967, the statue of The Motherland Calls formed the largest free-standing sculpture in the world.

~ Fencing fork sculpture
~ The art of stage fighting (lesson plan)
~ How to make a wooden sword
~ A little fencing history
~ A fun photo

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