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    Posted 12 years ago

    Marquisdupre
    (4 items)

    I got this for $5 at the Salvation Army. It is not signed, and after doing much internet research the only thing I could find was someone selling the same painting (in different colors) saying it was a Van Hoople. It seems to be his style, but no signature. Anyone have any information?

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    1. Sonny Maurasse, 12 years ago
      I have the same painting signed by the artist; please share with me any info you stumble upon specially the meaning of the painting.
    2. Sonny Maurasse, 12 years ago
      This is the history of the painting. "Trojan Horse painting by Van Hoople?"
      Still seeking to gain entrance into Troy, clever Odysseus (some say with the aid of Athena) ordered a large wooden horse to be built. Its insides were to be hollow so that soldiers could hide within it.

      Once the statue had been built by the artist Epeius, a number of the Greek warriors, along with Odysseus, climbed inside. The rest of the Greek fleet sailed away, so as to deceive the Trojans.

      One man, Sinon, was left behind. When the Trojans came to marvel at the huge creation, Sinon pretended to be angry with the Greeks, stating that they had deserted him. He assured the Trojans that the wooden horse was safe and would bring luck to the Trojans.

      Only two people, Laocoon and Cassandra, spoke out against the horse, but they were ignored. The Trojans celebrated what they thought was their victory, and dragged the wooden horse into Troy.

      That night, after most of Troy was asleep or in a drunken stupor, Sinon let the Greek warriors out from the horse, and they slaughtered the Trojans. Priam was killed as he huddled by Zeus' altar and Cassandra was pulled from the statue of Athena and raped.

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