No. Nice guess.
No, nothing to do with h - - - es.
Solve this baby any way you like. Up to you.
No and No.
I imagine you'll figure this out soon, as you're apparently good at this.
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Posted 23 January 2009 - 02:40 AM
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Posted 23 January 2009 - 10:39 AM
Hmm.Spoiler for I'm assumingten and six to form obviously means sixteen years to make, and 500 more upon a seat could mean that's how long it's been around? The only Oxymoron in the Riddle is "unmoving moving" charms, so first is intransitive verb and second means to move "something," correct?
Edited by Shakeepuddn, 23 January 2009 - 10:41 AM.
Posted 23 January 2009 - 05:31 PM
Posted 23 January 2009 - 09:45 PM
I'd have to say that either you're correct, or you found an alternate answer. Well done. I'm still almost sure I've heard some of these themes together under another context. It will pop into my head sooner or later.Spoiler for I'm almost certain!Smoke of stroke (not fire) - stroke of a paintbrush? "Smoke" = paint to make the skin. Perhaps a smokey cast to the painting?
Mother's mirror - a portrait painting then (a painting of a woman)
I think the answer is the Mona Lisa
1) It was painted in the 16th century, and also took 16 years to paint ("ten and six to form")
2) It is a half-length portrait ("happily halved")
3) She is sitting ("uppon a seat")
4) Named for Lisa del Giocondo, to celebrate the birth of her son ("A birthday gift", "mother's mirror")
5) She is traditionally believed to be the one who sat for the portrait
6) Smokey colors and shading techniques ("smoke of stroke")
7) It is approximately 500 years old ("500 more upon a seat")
8) She is described as moving and charming, yet she herself does not move ("unmoving moving charms")
9) The landscape is imaginary ("the world beyond is but a myth... " etc)
10) Da Vinci was never paid for his work and never delivered it to those who commissioned it ("gift un-given")
11) The painting was stolen by Vincenzo Peruggia stole it in 1911. He was an Italian patriot ("pirated by patriot")
12) It has undergone much restoration, including to the original frame ("hard-wood deck") and the varnish ("essence but a stain" ?) "Of fault bereft" could also refer to the restoration, and "pillars at the flank" could refer to braces added to the rear of the frame to stabilize a crack.
Also to go with your clue from earlier about "My Lady", "Mona" is a shortening of "Madonna", from Italian ma donna meaning "my lady"
Posted 31 January 2009 - 04:24 AM
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