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oldenburg/evidence

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marcia m eaton (marciameaton)
Sat, 8 May 1999 03:36:53 -0400


The ways in which archaeologists in the future might interpret Oldenburg
sculptures, making judgments about what they say about our culture's
values, is a great topic for discussion. Actually since seeing his work, I
find clothespins quite intriguing, even beautiful. You might ask your
students what Oldenburg might have put up in Trajan's Forum, i.e. what
objects from everyday Roman life of the time he might have chosen. Did the
Romans hang their togas out to dry? If so, how did they attach them to the
toga-line or tree or bush or whatever they put them over? I have no idea
what the answer is---but it would be a challenge to see if your students
could discover it. Best, Marcia Eaton