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Angela
12-03-15, 17:25
I feel the need to project a more critical and stern persona, so I am changing my avatar. http://cdn.eupedia.com/forum/images/smilies/main/grin.png

I've often wondered, but never asked, why do you, as members here, pick certain images for your avatar?

LeBrok
12-03-15, 17:37
I love your new avatar Angela. This is exactly how I imagined you. :)


Mine have to project a citizen of the world. Does it?

Maleth
12-03-15, 18:42
What a good looking woman. My Avatar is probably the most photographed natural land feature on the islands an area called Dwejra (Gozo) also looks stunning with the beating waves. The window will probably collapse in about 50 years time.

Angela
12-03-15, 19:52
I love your new avatar Angela. This is exactly how I imagined you. :)


Mine have to project a citizen of the world. Does it?

It's Atlas holding the whole world on his shoulders, yes? I think it does project that sense of universality, as well as strength and fortitude, which is apt for you, I think, in so far as one can tell such things from internet exchanges.:smile:

For a number of years I used to pass this sculpture of him every day on the way to work.
http://topnewyorkattractions.com/rockefeller-center-top-of-the-rock/Atlas_Statue.jpg

As to my new avatar, I've been told by people who know me well that the picture pretty accurately reflects my persona and style, at least in terms of professional situations. I'm not always so serious and stern, however, not in private life, at least. Well, not until people seriously misbehave!:grin:

Aberdeen
13-03-15, 01:37
Nice picture, Angela, but it does make you look like a rather stern school teacher. I guess that was the look you were going for.

And LeBrok, I do see you as the responsible type who carries heavy burdens.

I chose my avatar because it accurately depicts who I am - a member of an increasingly disadvantaged minority (people with blue eyes). Okay, so maybe blue eyed white people still have a lot of priviledge but we are becoming an increasingly small minority

hope
13-03-15, 02:15
I chose mine simply because I like the paintings of Waterhouse. I might change it soon however.

oriental
13-03-15, 03:33
Hmm, looks like Monica Belucci in deep conversation.

Wonder whatever happened to Juiia who also used an image of Monica. Seems like posters come and go after a few months or years.

LeBrok
13-03-15, 04:33
Hmm, looks like Monica Belucci in deep conversation.

Wonder whatever happened to Juiia who also used an image of Monica. Seems like posters come and go after a few months or years.
When we are going to see your avatar Oriental?

LeBrok
13-03-15, 04:42
It's Atlas holding the whole world on his shoulders, yes? I think it does project that sense of universality, as well as strength and fortitude, which is apt for you, I think, in so far as one can tell such things from internet exchanges.:smile:

For a number of years I used to pass this sculpture of him every day on the way to work.
http://topnewyorkattractions.com/rockefeller-center-top-of-the-rock/Atlas_Statue.jpg

As to my new avatar, I've been told by people who know me well that the picture pretty accurately reflects my persona and style, at least in terms of professional situations. I'm not always so serious and stern, however, not in private life, at least. Well, not until people seriously misbehave!:grin:

My Atlas is standing on my hometown's historic city hall, and I passed it countless times going to school. Here is a funny story. Few years ago he dropped the globe and it fell into the street, but fortunately nobody was harmed. Actually, for me he became humanized, more real, as we all have our bad days and weaknesses.

Sile
13-03-15, 07:11
mine is based on the town's coat of arms which represents where my oldest paternal line originates from.

I might need to change soon to the Tilia Tree

Maleth
13-03-15, 08:22
http://topnewyorkattractions.com/rockefeller-center-top-of-the-rock/Atlas_Statue.jpg



:shocked::startled::confused2: Im sorry this guy is only carrying a few circles (probably light aluminum ones!) and taking all the credit that he is carrying the world on his shoulders? e injusto :grin:. In Lebroks avatar you can see the real pain and suffering.

bicicleur
13-03-15, 09:30
why do you identify yourself with this Italian journalist ?

Angela
13-03-15, 14:37
I change my avatar often, if you haven't noticed, depending on my mood and the situation, although they all express some part of my background, interests, or personality. In this particular case, I was being a little humorous...I'm feeling like a lunch room or recess monitor lately, and I think this picture projects the requisite no nonsense attitude:grin:, as well as, I think, a certain critical intelligence.

As for the journalist, I admired her courage in working with the partisans against the Nazis, her intellect, her talent as an interviewer, and her championship of women's rights, even if I didn't fully agree with all of her opinions. She was, in addition, a woman of deep emotional attachments, which I also find admirable. I like to think I have something of those traits, although I have a "softer", more patient and traditional side as well. We're all a complicated mixture of traits, don't you agree?

sparkey
13-03-15, 20:27
Mine is of Phileas Fogg, who I thought was a good representation of my chosen user title, "Great Adventurer." I also thought he was a slightly better approximation of my personality than my first avatar, which was Baron Munchausen.

On some other forums I've used portraits of relatives of mine. Rembrandt Peale did a couple of good portraits of my many times great granduncle Thomas Sumter, see here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Sumter#/media/File:ThomasSumterByRembrandtPeale.jpg) and here (http://www.gwu.edu/~ffcp/exhibit/p1/members/images/medium/sc-sumter.jpg). John Opie also did an excellent portrait of a cousin many times removed of mine, see here (http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/opie-master-william-opie-n01408). But I think I'll stick to Phileas Fogg for now on this forum because I like the "Great Adventurer" title here. It feels like an adventure on this forum with all of the groundbreaking discoveries we're always sharing.

Aberdeen
13-03-15, 22:01
I chose mine simply because I like the paintings of Waterhouse. I might change it soon however.

I love the paintings of the Pre-Raphaelites in general and Waterhouse in particular. For many years I had a framed copy of his painting The Lady of Shalotte. It's such a beautiful combination of sensual energy and moody mystery.

LeBrok
14-03-15, 00:21
I chose mine simply because I like the paintings of Waterhouse. I might change it soon however.
I agree with Aberdeen, it is very sensual painting.

hope
17-03-15, 23:49
I love the paintings of the Pre-Raphaelites in general and Waterhouse in particular. For many years I had a framed copy of his painting The Lady of Shalotte. It's such a beautiful combination of sensual energy and moody mystery.
I just noticed this post, Aberdeen. I am in good company I see in my liking of Waterhouse and the Pre-Raphaelite artists....:smile: Have to confess to what many may call irreverence....I`m not so fond of the paintings of the brilliant
Rossetti...they are beautiful but I never could get so much from them as with Waterhouse. What do you think..should I duck about now?...lol..;)

hope
17-03-15, 23:52
I agree with Aberdeen, it is very sensual painting.
I agree, LeBrok. Almost all the paintings of Waterhouse have that quality..:)

ebAmerican
18-03-15, 00:21
I choose the deer for it's mythological role in Ancient Celtic, Germanic, and Scythian societies (most Indo-European societies, I guess).

Aberdeen
18-03-15, 01:24
I just noticed this post, Aberdeen. I am in good company I see in my liking of Waterhouse and the Pre-Raphaelite artists....:smile: Have to confess to what many may call irreverence....I`m not so fond of the paintings of the brilliant
Rossetti...they are beautiful but I never could get so much from them as with Waterhouse. What do you think..should I duck about now?...lol..;)

It's probably considered a heretical opinion, but I happen to agree. DG Rossetti was a clever and competent artist who did a good job of explaining the Pre-Raphaelite view of art, and I realize that Waterhouse was a later painter who's described as painting in the style of the Pre-Raphaelites long after the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood broke up. And yet I think the paintings of Waterhouse actually capture that Pre-Raphaelite ideal better than the work of Rossetti or any of the other members of the Brotherhood. And certainly the subjects of his paintings seem to me to be far more alive and more capable of eliciting an emotional reaction than the (in my opinion) beautiful but wooden characters and scenes that Rossetti painted. I feel as if Rossetti thought of a way to bring a new dimension to art (or to revive something that had been lost) but Waterhouse felt those Pre-Raphaelite ideals in his bones.

Jovialis
16-09-17, 09:59
A lot of people have pretty interesting avatars. Many of them are pieces of art, or something random.

Mine is a marble statue of Petrarch, made by an anonymous Italian sculptor in the 18th century. I chose it because he was an important figure in Italian history. Also because apparently, I have a common ancestor with him 65,000 years ago, on my maternal side.

https://i.imgur.com/Lzyo0OFm.jpg

What does your avatar mean, and why did you pick it?

Wheal
17-09-17, 17:16
I chose my avatar because I have always loved that painting. I first saw Girl with a Pearl Earring, by Johannes Vermeer when I was an art major. In later years, my dad sold framed reproductions and I still liked it. She seems to look into your soul, and at that young age, I did resemble her.

Angela
18-09-17, 00:43
Jovialis, we already have a thread on this, so I'm going to combine them.

Jovialis
18-09-17, 00:49
Jovialis, we already have a thread on this, so I'm going to combine them.

Sounds good. Sorry for that, I tried looking it up in the search, but I guess I missed it before I made this thread.

At any rate, what was your previous avatar?

Angela
18-09-17, 01:20
My current avatar is a tribute to the D'Este sisters of the Renaissance, Isabella and Beatrice. Plus, I think the bust, which I read very recently is actually Isabella, rather looks like me. The Estes also ruled my area for a while, one of the better robber-baron Italian aristocratic families.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabella_d%27Este

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatrice_d%27Este

The picture discussed above was of Oriana Fallaci...

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/35/Oriana_Fallaci_2.jpg

I think she went too far in some of her later opinions about Muslim immigration to Europe, but I do love the fact that in the middle of the interview with Khomeini she tore off the chador she had been forced to wear.

Jovialis
18-09-17, 01:29
Plus, I think the bust, which I read very recently is actually Isabella, rather looks like me.

Cut her hair into bangs, and I can see a resemblance.

IronSide
18-09-17, 11:47
but I do love the fact that in the middle of the interview with Khomeini she tore off the chador she had been forced to wear. Now that was epic and very symbolic, I like it.

Feminists should really conquer Saudi Arabia and Iran.

davef
18-09-17, 14:30
My avatar represents inattentiveness or AD(H)D which I've been blessed with.

It also means craziness. I'm a proud nutcase. Lol

Jovialis
18-09-17, 20:12
In light of this thread (http://www.eupedia.com/forum/threads/34536-Researchers-make-first-discovery-of-Philistine-cemetery), I feel like changing my avatar to one of my favorite historical illustrations.
I feel like that guy in the middle captures my personality a bit better.

Illustrated by Giuseppe Rava

https://i.imgur.com/XbuIm1x.jpg

IronSide
18-11-17, 17:10
What do you think of my new avatar ? I present to you uncle Shekelesh and his comrades :grin:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cq1VAXEUEAE_6Rs.jpg (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cq1VAXEUEAE_6Rs.jpg)

Jovialis
18-11-17, 17:12
What do you think of my new avatar ? I present to you uncle Shekelesh and his comrades :grin:


I like it :)

I was actually one of the Sea Peoples for Halloween.

IronSide
18-11-17, 17:27
I like it :)
I was actually one of the Sea Peoples for Halloween.

Hahaha Which group did you portray ? it depends on the helmet.

I'd guess the Sherden.

Jovialis
18-11-17, 17:28
Hahaha Wich group did you portray ? it depends on the helmet.

I'd guess the Sherden.

The one with the horns, but everyone thought I was dressed as a viking. lol

IronSide
18-11-17, 17:33
The one with the horns, but everyone thought I was dressed as a viking. lol

Yup the Sherden (see here http://www.salimbeti.com/micenei/sea.htm)

https://i.pinimg.com/236x/0e/28/a1/0e28a110e08bd69e592bd1c04001aed5--swords-warriors.jpg

http://www.salimbeti.com/micenei/images/seapeoples58.jpg

http://www.salimbeti.com/micenei/images/seapeoples12.jpg

davef
20-11-17, 05:45
The one with the horns, but everyone thought I was dressed as a viking. lol
Did you purchase it or design it on your own?

davef
22-11-17, 02:55
IronSide, I saw the link and the artwork is really sick, especially the archers with their arrows aimed. Sadly I doubt there's a costume that would include a bow and arrow due to obvious reasons.

IronSide
24-11-17, 18:33
I returned back to my old Avatar, Odin appeared to me in the shape of a one-eyed dog in a desolate area in the desert during the dark hours of midnight and told me to stick to my old Avatar, I consented and then he blessed me with heroic wisdom, then he flew to heaven.

Boreas
25-11-17, 05:25
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Abdulcanbaz, a fictional turkish cartoon character in a newspaper in 1950's

davef
03-12-17, 07:46
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Guess who this is :)...(my profile pic)

Click on the image itself to expand it and read what the note says ;))

Now you know what the man behind the squirrel looks like!!!!

IronSide
03-12-17, 19:22
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Guess who this is :)...(my profile pic)
Click on the image itself to expand it and read what the note says ;))
Now you know what the man behind the squirrel looks like!!!!

Hi dave !! :grin:

You look like one of my Levantine friends.

IronSide
03-12-17, 20:14
Deleted :smile:

AdeoF
03-12-17, 22:40
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Guess who this is :)...(my profile pic)

Click on the image itself to expand it and read what the note says ;))

Now you know what the man behind the squirrel looks like!!!!
​You look kind of similar of a Irish person I know DaveF

AdeoF
03-12-17, 22:53
I've changed my avatar to my favorite Pokemon, Porygon-z :D

davef
14-12-17, 08:12
Wearing my Frosted Flakes pjs with pride 9518

davef
14-12-17, 08:21
Sportin my Frosted Flakes pjs

davef
02-01-18, 07:37
aaaarrrrrrrggggghhhhh me strong
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Jovialis
17-03-18, 18:06
https://i.imgur.com/wd8mhfy.jpg

I like this depiction because he looks very jovial. Pun intended.

Angela
17-03-18, 18:49
https://i.imgur.com/wd8mhfy.jpg

I like this depiction because he looks very jovial. Pun intended.

Great "Classical" nose, too. :)

Jovialis
17-03-18, 19:03
Great "Classical" nose, too. :)

Indeed, the full root between the eyes, and straightness at the dorsal, and bottom shows exactly that.

davef
18-03-18, 16:16
Tails from sonic lol. He uses his two tails as mini propellers to help him fly

davef
19-03-18, 03:57
Yo Salento, is that a BEER STEIN Caesar is holding up in your avatar? :)

Carlos
19-03-18, 13:22
I choose avatars of photographs of my parents or ancestors or even of myself from photographs edited by me when they are photographs of the past that I logically could not do myself since at those moments I was a child or did not even exist, but when editing them at present and being of my family I make the images of me. The rest of avatars that I can use are photographs of me edited or transformed into digital art or at least I think so, haha. I can use a pictorial image or photograph of another author maybe if we are on certain dates such as Holy Week, Christmas e.t.c. but if I have an image of my own I will use my images of my own.

Carlos
19-03-18, 22:08
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Copyrigth

Now for example I have this avatar made by myself, and is inspired by Palaeolithic Europe.

Carlos
20-03-18, 17:53
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This avatar is inspired by the mother of Cheddar man. The man is hunting this time to carry out his baby food that already has teeth and does not conform to breast milk.

I have the feeling that she is going to throw the spear with her left hand. A news that is scoop, probably the mother of Cheddar man was left-handed.

Carlos
21-03-18, 06:00
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Cheddar man in his breastfeeding in the heat of a good fire.

Carlos
21-03-18, 18:59
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Cheese tasting at Jasmine's house, one more attempt ...

Carlos
24-03-18, 17:30
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Cheddar baby was born, what will the future hold?

Jovialis
25-03-18, 00:01
Stop it with these drawings.

Carlos
25-03-18, 01:23
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Jovialis
25-03-18, 01:25
[QUOTE = Jovialis; 536342] Detenerlo con estos dibujos. [/ QUOTE]


​Do you have a problem or what happens to you? They are avatars of mine, what happens ... what are you going with?

Yeah, I have a problem with it. I don't mind those other drawings, but the last one is distasteful.

Carlos
25-03-18, 01:46
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Salento
28-03-18, 21:51
@Davef If it was this: It’s a Moca. Espresso coffe maker.
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ps somehow the Eupedia App doesn’t match the Threads Hierarchy of the Website.

davef
08-04-18, 06:56
@Davef If it was this: It’s a Moca. Espresso coffe maker.
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ps somehow the Eupedia App doesn’t match the Threads Hierarchy of the Website.
lol sportin the stash, but what's with the spider?

Salento
08-04-18, 20:25
lol sportin the stash, but what's with the spider?
It’s not just a spider, is a Taranta, adopted Symbol of the Land of my People.
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https://i.imgur.com/6TUPJrR_d.jpg?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium

SimonTiger
30-06-18, 20:17
I think the avatar must match to the psychology of the user

DiegoOrlandi
16-07-18, 12:01
Hello Angela
I like your avatar. I like when people have avatars. At once it is clear with whom you escape when a person has an avatar.

DiegoOrlandi
16-07-18, 12:10
Hello Angela
I like your avatar. I like when people have avatars. At once it is clear with whom you escape when a person has an avatar.

Salento
02-04-19, 05:41
@Davef

100% Cheddar-Rat & Cheddar-Hat :grin:


http://i.imgur.com/G8YxRt1.jpg



https://previews.123rf.com/images/dagadu/dagadu1204/dagadu120400020/13349868-funy-rat-with-cheese.jpg

matty74
03-04-19, 06:01
I used my family. Maybe I'm just unimaginative. :)

Angela
03-04-19, 17:38
Hello Angela
I like your avatar. I like when people have avatars. At once it is clear with whom you escape when a person has an avatar.

Mine is aspirational. I'm a great admirer of both Isabella and Beatrice D'Este.

Vandemonian
13-04-19, 18:09
I didn't want to post an actual photo, so I searched "Hot goth dude" on duckduckgo. He's much younger than I am, but it's a reasonable likeness for 15 years ago.

(What can I say? Walking around in my late teens and early 20's strangers - mostly women, but also a few men - used to try picking me up on the street. For a while there I was a pretty, pretty man.)

05-05-19, 01:40
I never had an avatar before, so picking one for this site posed a problem. Should I make a statement about my fundatmental beliefs, or should it be a flip reference to current culture? A Marvel character, maybe Thor? Well . . . not quite how I see myself.

Since I had to include a photo, a movie reference seemed an obvious choice. One of my favorites is The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, directed by John Ford. It is such a sad, poignant movie. I saw it in the theater as a young boy. Poor John Wayne, so sure of Halley's love (so sure he's the hero), but too late to disclose his attachment and so losing her. However, he rises above personal feelings and pushes her and Jimmy Stewart together because it was the right thing to do, for the town and for Halley. John died a broken, unhappy man, never knowing, as is revealed in the last scene, that Halley had always loved him (perhaps loved him the most). I have to admit, parts of the movie make me cry . . . very quietly and to myself. My wife rolls her eyes.

However, it seemed a bit presumptuous to pick a photo of either John Wayne or Jimmy Stewart as my avatar. It is perhaps a little too much to try to identify myself with two such stars. However, I found a photo of Lee Marvin as Liberty, the bad guy, laughing in just the way I imagine I might at a joke. It seemed so appropriate to have it float above my posts, which I like to think are witty. Bear with me, I think I'm funny.

That's my story. So why did you pick your avatar?

Angela
05-05-19, 03:01
I never had an avatar before, so picking one for this site posed a problem. Should I make a statement about my fundatmental beliefs, or should it be a flip reference to current culture? A Marvel character, maybe Thor? Well . . . not quite how I see myself.

Since I had to include a photo, a movie reference seemed an obvious choice. One of my favorites is The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, directed by John Ford. It is such a sad, poignant movie. I saw it in the theater as a young boy. Poor John Wayne, so sure of Halley's love (so sure he's the hero), but too late to disclose his attachment and so losing her. However, he rises above personal feelings and pushes her and Jimmy Stewart together because it was the right thing to do, for the town and for Halley. John died a broken, unhappy man, never knowing, as is revealed in the last scene, that Halley had always loved him (perhaps loved him the most). I have to admit, parts of the movie make me cry . . . very quietly and to myself. My wife rolls her eyes.

However, it seemed a bit presumptuous to pick a photo of either John Wayne or Jimmy Stewart as my avatar. It is perhaps a little too much to try to identify myself with two such stars. However, I found a photo of Lee Marvin as Liberty, the bad guy, laughing in just the way I imagine I might at a joke. It seemed so appropriate to have it float above my posts, which I like to think are witty. Bear with me, I think I'm funny.

That's my story. So why did you pick your avatar?

We have a thread where we discuss it. I'll move your post over.

I change mine periodically. Right now mine is dedicated to the D'Este sisters of Renaissance Italy: Isabella and Beatrice.