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The Death of Socrates
My next MOC in my series of "famous paintings and photographs." "The Death of Socrates" is a 1787 painting by the French painter Jacques-Louis David. The painting depicts Socrates, the Greek philosopher, condemned to die by drinking hemlock. He is surrounded by mourning friends and students.
About this creation
This was a rather challenging painting to recreate. The scale was rather odd to work around. Tell me what you think!

The original painting.


Stay tuned for #4!


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MOC by Lego Builder Senior



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  December 6, 2012
la mort de socrates.
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  December 6, 2012
while it does nt strike as hard as the last one, I think the concept of doing this is brilliant on many levels, these paintings where ment for reflections on the human condition, they have very subtle messages [da vinci s code] and using funny figs give it a cool funny twist! I would nt have posed the leg that way, and you should reproduce these pieces as faithfully as possible, even if you have to redo, or lose the said effects, it s worth looking many times, as the original!
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  August 27, 2012
Very nice! Perhaps not as successful as some of the others in the series but still some very nice work on the suroundings and details. My only critique would be the missing distant background, as already pointed out. And perhaps socrates' legs, though his pose is very difficult to achieve for a minifig :-) That you might continue the series once in a while sounds great and thanks for considering my suggestions. I think the reichstag-one will be the (comparatively) easiest one to recreate though.
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  June 28, 2012
Sweet looking moc, and great subject matter! The poses were pulled of fantastically, and even the brick work matches, which makes an all-around awesome creation!
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  June 24, 2012
Awesome! I really like the way how Socrates is sitting! Is the spelling right?
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  June 18, 2012
Cool scene! Great attention to detail! Though I would like to see more "brick" work in the walls to add a little more to it. But still, excellent work and scene!
  June 16, 2012
happy to help! I did a lot of flexible figs at one point, and that was one thing I noticed... It looks more real and professional :) cheers, Tim
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  June 16, 2012
Quoting George Staples Looks nice. I like the leg positioning. You are missing the people on the right on the stairs ;) Keep up the good work!
Thanks! For some reason, I decided to leave them out. -LB Senior
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  June 15, 2012
Looks nice. I like the leg positioning. You are missing the people on the right on the stairs ;) Keep up the good work!
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  June 14, 2012
Quoting The Timinater ! a very nice replica, the only problem not brought up yet is Socrates leg. as we don't have holes in our legs, I prefer to use a leg that doesn't have the hole facing the pic... here's an example from one of my MOCs where I have the hole facing away from the camera: http://images.mocpages.com/user_images/69530/1331148930m_SPLASH.jpg
I hadn't thought of that. Thanks for pointing it out and criticizing.
Quoting Christopher Baldacci Awesome! I love this painting and you did a very accurate depiction of it! It is almost perfectly to scale and I like how you moved Socrates's legs to the position of the painting so he wasn't just sitting there normally. I can't wait to see some more famous paintings! Great job!
Thanks, I really appreciate the comment. I'll have to search for more famous paintings that are do-able in Lego; they are really hard to find! -LB Senior
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  June 14, 2012
a very nice replica, the only problem not brought up yet is Socrates leg. as we don't have holes in our legs, I prefer to use a leg that doesn't have the hole facing the pic... here's an example from one of my MOCs where I have the hole facing away from the camera: http://images.mocpages.com/user_images/69530/1331148930m_SPLASH.jpg
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  June 14, 2012
Very nice! I recognized it pretty quickly. Job well done!
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  June 14, 2012
Nice!It looks like real deal.Well done!:D
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  June 14, 2012
Nicely done, it looks pretty accurate :-)
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  June 14, 2012
Awesome! I love this painting and you did a very accurate depiction of it! It is almost perfectly to scale and I like how you moved Socrates's legs to the position of the painting so he wasn't just sitting there normally. I can't wait to see some more famous paintings! Great job!
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  June 14, 2012
pharmakon-ologically excellent!
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  June 14, 2012
In the immortal words of the man himself, "I drank what?"
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Büürli Burri
  June 13, 2012
Cool! I love the bley wall, it looks great! At the moment I'm working on my first MOC with bley walls and I really adore the look of it =D
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Chris Melby
  June 13, 2012
NICE!
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  June 13, 2012
Quoting LWC guy Nice job! I'd like to see some stuff down the hallway, (rather than blank) But great build nonetheless!
Thanks! Yes, I wanted to build that area, but unfortunately, I ran out of arches to build the hallway. -LB Senior
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  June 13, 2012
Nice job! I'd like to see some stuff down the hallway, (rather than blank) But great build nonetheless!
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  June 13, 2012
Very evocative, again. As already mentioned, it's the figures' poses that bring this to life.
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  June 13, 2012
Nice work. :)
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  June 13, 2012
Quoting MortalSwordsman . A very accurate recreation. The colours of the stones are spot on. Love the dramatic poses.
Thanks Mortal. That's one of the things I noticed about recreating these images in Lego - the minifigures may not resemble the people, but I do my best to copy the poses. -LB Senior
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  June 13, 2012
A very accurate recreation. The colours of the stones are spot on. Love the dramatic poses.
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  June 13, 2012
I get the feeling the EU is condemning all Greece to drink Hemlock at the moment, lol... Fitting build, and very sad. Greeks are it seems, addicted to tragedy... Nice work.
 
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