Gallery

Khartoum, Sudan, Civilians

Posted by Roland_Kupski on 08 Apr 2021, 11:41

Khartoum, Civilians. Figures by Massimo Costa
Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image
User avatar
Roland_Kupski  Germany
 
Posts: 499
Member since:
20 May 2008, 20:10


Posted by sansovino on 08 Apr 2021, 13:10

Great figures! Useful for many tropical oder deserty events in the second half of 19th century!
sansovino  Germany
 
Posts: 685
Member since:
27 Mar 2014, 21:42

Posted by Roland_Kupski on 08 Apr 2021, 13:45

Yes, it was a great pleasure to paint them! But remark: the fashion of the women is only for around 1880, and very british. The research was quite difficult.
User avatar
Roland_Kupski  Germany
 
Posts: 499
Member since:
20 May 2008, 20:10

Posted by Susofrick on 08 Apr 2021, 14:13

They really look good!
User avatar
Susofrick  Sweden
Supporting Member (Gold) Supporting Member (Gold)
 
Posts: 6930
Member since:
19 Feb 2008, 12:10

Posted by Beano Boy on 08 Apr 2021, 15:45

i do not question your colour choice of painting and the figures look real nice in display.

Due to Queen Victoria's loss of Elbert, many or indeed most British women wore black during that dark age period of British fashion design. Victoria wore black for 40 years so it became the normal society thing to follow her suit. BB
Beano Boy  England
Supporting Member (Gold) Supporting Member (Gold)
 
Posts: 7623
Member since:
03 Sep 2013, 14:45

Posted by Roland_Kupski on 08 Apr 2021, 16:28

Yes, you are right. Its a kind of artfull choice, because the figures are planned for a big dioriama, so they must be eyecatchers. But in the colonies they wore often more fitting clothes, even with oriental elements. The fashion style shown here is only for the late 80´, and after a long research I found out, that the was a more colorful Style for a while. Its a choice.

https://www.pinterest.de/pin/419538521537005246/
User avatar
Roland_Kupski  Germany
 
Posts: 499
Member since:
20 May 2008, 20:10

Help keep the forum online!
or become a supporting member

Posted by Wiking on 08 Apr 2021, 18:16

I agree with sansovino.
The luggage boys are of my special interest.
User avatar
Wiking  Germany
 
Posts: 2622
Member since:
14 Sep 2015, 10:03

Posted by MABO on 08 Apr 2021, 18:16

I have the impression that the Europeans look a little pale for living in Africa...?
User avatar
MABO  Europe
Supporting Member (Gold) Supporting Member (Gold)
 
Posts: 7604
Member since:
12 May 2008, 18:01

Posted by C M Dodson on 08 Apr 2021, 19:00

Excellent stuff from the master of sculpting.

I would suggest the average ‘English Rose’ would have kept away from the sun in those days.

The natives are very good and when they all are in situ that diorama will be fantastic.

Super realisation.

Best wishes,

Chris
C M Dodson  United Kingdom
 
Posts: 1667
Member since:
01 May 2015, 18:48

Posted by Roland_Kupski on 08 Apr 2021, 19:12

I would suggest the average ‘English Rose’ would have kept away from the sun in those days.

Exactly.
User avatar
Roland_Kupski  Germany
 
Posts: 499
Member since:
20 May 2008, 20:10

Posted by Peter on 08 Apr 2021, 22:12

Wonderfull painted figures! Can't wait to see them on your great diorama! :thumbup:
User avatar
Peter  Belgium

Moderator Moderator
 
Posts: 19907
Member since:
25 Mar 2008, 18:51


Return to Gallery