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Chopin face dead/alive #2870459 07/18/19 07:59 PM
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Re: Chopin face dead/alive [Re: JoelW] #2870465 07/18/19 08:24 PM
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Looks more healthy in the dead one tbh laugh

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Re: Chopin face dead/alive [Re: Zaphod] #2870477 07/18/19 09:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Zaphod
Looks more healthy in the dead one tbh laugh


Way more relaxed when not struggling to breathe and all.


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Re: Chopin face dead/alive [Re: JoelW] #2870511 07/19/19 04:05 AM
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I don't know, his face is very thin. It's said he lost an unreal amount of weight in the last stages of his illness.


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Re: Chopin face dead/alive [Re: JoelW] #2870717 07/19/19 05:35 PM
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I think that one is a photo of Chopins death mask ?
Are these actual photos ? It is unusual to see one of
a smiling person from the 19th century.

Re: Chopin face dead/alive [Re: Lady Bird] #2870718 07/19/19 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Lady Bird
I think that one is a photo of Chopins death mask ?
Are these actual photos ? It is unusual to see one of
a smiling person from the 19th century.


I agree... the one of Chopin smiling might be photoshopped. Not only is it atypical for the time, but is not seen in common photos of him. Would love to know the source.


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Re: Chopin face dead/alive [Re: Lady Bird] #2870719 07/19/19 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Lady Bird
I think that one is a photo of Chopins death mask ?
Are these actual photos ? It is unusual to see one of
a smiling person from the 19th century.


That's a joke picture of my doing using FaceApp, "young" and "smile" settings applied to that famous picture when Chopin was very obviously sick.

The free version of FaceApp recently made available the "old" setting. It is utterly horrifying on a selfie--so people have been posting the "old" version of themselves on Facebook for a communal laugh. 😆


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Re: Chopin face dead/alive [Re: JoelW] #2870722 07/19/19 05:57 PM
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I'd rather see Mona Lisa frown than see Freddy smile.

The latter is somewhat unbecoming.......

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Re: Chopin face dead/alive [Re: JoelW] #2870724 07/19/19 06:08 PM
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Re: Chopin face dead/alive [Re: WhoDwaldi] #2870725 07/19/19 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by WhoDwaldi
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That's actually kind of amazing. Smiling Bach is my favorite.

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Re: Chopin face dead/alive [Re: JoelW] #2870726 07/19/19 06:13 PM
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Re: Chopin face dead/alive [Re: WhoDwaldi] #2870727 07/19/19 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by WhoDwaldi
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The free version of FaceApp recently made available the "old" setting. It is utterly horrifying on a selfie--so people have been posting the "old" version of themselves on Facebook for a communal laugh. 😆


There's been considerable talk in the local/national media about the inherent dangers of FaceApp. Apparently acceptance of the fine print (anyone ever read those multi-page fine print attachments to apps and web sites?) authorizes the maker of the app to use your image anywhere, anytime, in perpetuity without your express approval. There's also skepticism about the security of and possible identity theft from the users of FaceApp. Use at your own risk.

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Re: Chopin face dead/alive [Re: bennevis] #2870728 07/19/19 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by bennevis
I'd rather see Mona Lisa frown than see Freddy smile.

The latter is somewhat unbecoming.......

https://images.app.goo.gl/4b2wveK5acP8yRen6


I had a conversation with a friend once that went about like this:

Moi: How was that?

Friend: I thought you played well.

Moi: I thought so, too. 😁 I had a few "spots on the sun," though.

Friend: Yes, you did: a few false notes.

Moi: They weren't too obvious, were they?

Friend: They were as obvious as Mona Lisa with a black eye.

(So, I strive not to give Mona a shiner when performing. 😁)


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Re: Chopin face dead/alive [Re: JoelW] #2870730 07/19/19 06:30 PM
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Smiling Rachmaninoff looks like Adam Sandler.


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Re: Chopin face dead/alive [Re: BruceD] #2870733 07/19/19 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by BruceD
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The free version of FaceApp recently made available the "old" setting. It is utterly horrifying on a selfie--so people have been posting the "old" version of themselves on Facebook for a communal laugh. 😆


There's been considerable talk in the local/national media about the inherent dangers of FaceApp. Apparently acceptance of the fine print (anyone ever read those multi-page fine print attachments to apps and web sites?) authorizes the maker of the app to use your image anywhere, anytime, in perpetuity without your express approval. There's also skepticism about the security of and possible identity theft from the users of FaceApp. Use at your own risk.

Regards,


Yes, even if you do not post your manipulated selfies on social media, FaceApp has anything you tinker with in their system. Of course, the "young" and "old" settings make far too many redundantly look like Justin Bieber and Denver Pyle, so certain concerns may be overstated. 😆


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And the FaceApp was written in Russia. Seems to me that the people behind the application are probably up to no good, but what do I know? I won't do any of those DNA tests either.

Re: Chopin face dead/alive [Re: Chrispy] #2870736 07/19/19 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by malkin
Smiling Rachmaninoff looks like Adam Sandler.


And Jon Cryer.




Originally Posted by Chrispy


That's actually kind of amazing. Smiling Bach is my favorite.


Handel, I believe. He always favored wigs with a center part. 😆


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Re: Chopin face dead/alive [Re: WhoDwaldi] #2870739 07/19/19 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by WhoDwaldi

Originally Posted by Chrispy

Smiling Bach is my favorite.

Handel, I believe. He always favored wigs with a center part. 😆


Yes, the original non-smiling Handel looks quite a bit less dyspeptic than the usual images of Bach.


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Re: Chopin face dead/alive [Re: WhoDwaldi] #2870742 07/19/19 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by WhoDwaldi

Originally Posted by Chrispy


That's actually kind of amazing. Smiling Bach is my favorite.


Handel, I believe. He always favored wigs with a center part. 😆



Hah I guess that is a unique style to him so maybe [Insert your favorite Baroque German composer here] laugh


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