28 February 2008

The resemblance is harmonious

bach

This one-armed statue of Johann Sebastian Bach that I photographed at the Middelheim Outdoor Sculpture Museum in Antwerp, Belgium last July (and which already illustrated this post) shows the composer as we have always known him. But now, according to this Reuters news article, Scottish anthropologist Caroline Wilkinson thinks the good ol' Seb might have actually looked like this.

NewBach2

Despite the claims to the contrary in the Reuters article, I do see some resemblance between the statue and the digital creation. What I don't understand is how she figured out from Bach's bones what his hair looked like.


2 comments:

budak said...

ol johann looks like a.... truck driver....

Dave Coulter said...

He looks like one of the guys in the Rutles...