Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Task 9 ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

Hey Everyone! The past week in MelsModels was by far the most toughest decision I have encountered in a very long time, within the club. I still am having some second thoughts, so everyone really has to know that your spot in this competition can be gone because of one mistake! You all have to be on your A-game all the time for the rest of this competition!!!

Since we are in Rome, one of the most historic places on the entire earth. I thought our next task should have to do with some ancient history. The Third Servile War took place in 73 to 71 BC and was the last of a series of unrelated and unsuccessful slave rebellions against the Roman Republic.The Third Servile War was the only one to directly threaten the Roman heartland of Italy and was doubly alarming to the Roman people due to the repeated successes of the rapidly growing band of rebel slaves, led mostly by Spartacus.The rebellion was finally crushed through the concentrated military effort of a single commander, Marcus Licinius Crassus, although the rebellion continued to have indirect effects on Roman politics for years to come. After such a devastating loss for the rebels, almost all the caught slaves and leaders were crucified alongside eachother for miles on end. At the time crucifixion was the punishment associated with the worst crimes so it was a huge statement made by the Roman Republic.

Your ninth task is to be inspired by this moment in history and become a slave revolt. The slaves were fighting for their lives and there are so many emotions and sides to this story that can be conveyed (helplessness, vulnerability, courage, the dark and upsetting side of the crucifixions..etc.), but we don't want to influence your thoughts too much. We want to see your take on this task and how you would convey this assignment. It is down to the final four so concepts really matter at this point.


If you scenery turns out to be a full-body pose make sure that while your pose is strong there is MORE to your scenery than a pose.

Add details to your scenery, but not just for the sake of adding them. Fill your space appropriately.

Style your medoll according to the theme. It can be grimy, grungy, and broken down, but make sure your medoll is wearing the garments and they are not wearing her.

***IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, CONTACT ME VIA MAIL! I will be happy to help in any way and give you more inspiration.

***For more inspiration about this war, wikipedia is actually very useful. You can see the wikipedia page at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_Servile_War


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