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Why people put their hands in their coat in portraits?

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posted on Apr, 9 2017 @ 01:43 PM
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a friend of mine was walking next to me the other day asked why i am walking with my one hand in my coat through the buttons. then i noticed. my hand was in my coat. i didnt do it deliberately or for a reason then we talked and we remembered it was in portraits of people in history. do you have any insight why they do it?




posted on Apr, 9 2017 @ 01:47 PM
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Two schools of thought: one, it's a sign of some Masonic/Illuminati connection.

Or

It was, according to books from way back in the 1700s, taken as a pose adopted by men of "good breeding." Why? No idea.

Version three: some artists couldn't draw hands so they stuck them inside coats.



posted on Apr, 9 2017 @ 01:47 PM
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a reply to: xbeta

Yes it symbolizes the "Hidden Hand" . The hidden hand represents the big money pushers influencing the actions and thoughts of the dumbed down public. They do it to symbolize their power over the brainwashed masses.



posted on Apr, 9 2017 @ 01:52 PM
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originally posted by: Shamrock6


Version three: some artists couldn't draw hands so they stuck them inside coats.





posted on Apr, 9 2017 @ 01:54 PM
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a reply to: Shamrock6

goodbreeding in which way? do they do it when they are with people that is good breeding or do they do it always? because they have to do it always in other case



posted on Apr, 9 2017 @ 01:55 PM
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I'd guess the first photos took a long time to take.

Make sure your pockets don't get pilfered while waiting.
There were a lot of pocket-thieves about.

Unlike modern photos, people also rarely smiled.

In modern body-language though it's not a good pose.
Hands in pockets imply untrustworthiness.



posted on Apr, 9 2017 @ 01:56 PM
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a reply to: xbeta

Dunno, to be honest. I read somewhere a while back that it was a pose they used so I would presume it was not just for portraits but that they also stood like that while talking to each other? But I can't source that or anything.



posted on Apr, 9 2017 @ 01:57 PM
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a reply to: halfoldman

pockets? ermm... let me show you..i meant this

en.wikipedia.org...#/media/File:Jacques-Louis_David_-_The_Emperor_Napoleon_in_His_Study_at_the_Tuileries_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg



posted on Apr, 9 2017 @ 01:59 PM
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a reply to: xbeta

That's before pockets were invented.



posted on Apr, 9 2017 @ 01:59 PM
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a reply to: Phage

reallyy?? they didnt have pocket then? woow.



posted on Apr, 9 2017 @ 02:05 PM
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Portraits with limbs showing cost more because they were more difficult to paint. The term "cost and arm and a leg" purportedly is derived from this.



posted on Apr, 9 2017 @ 02:07 PM
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a reply to: pteridine

to be honest i didnt understand anything



posted on Apr, 9 2017 @ 02:09 PM
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a reply to: pteridine

Nah.

www.phrases.org.uk...



posted on Apr, 9 2017 @ 02:09 PM
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a reply to: pteridine

en.wikipedia.org...#/media/File:Jean_Auguste_Dominique_Ingres,_Portrait_de_Napol%C3%A9on_Bonaparte_en_premier_consul.jpg

i really cant believe it would be difficult for him to paint another hand.



posted on Apr, 9 2017 @ 02:10 PM
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a reply to: xbeta

Fleas. They are scratching fleas.
That's it.



posted on Apr, 9 2017 @ 02:11 PM
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a reply to: Phage

hmm..even accidently?



posted on Apr, 9 2017 @ 02:14 PM
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a reply to: xbeta

Unconsciously.



posted on Apr, 9 2017 @ 02:15 PM
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and how so many different people times and political view apart do it?

www.youtube.com...



posted on Apr, 9 2017 @ 02:25 PM
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posted on Apr, 9 2017 @ 02:58 PM
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I used to ruin family photos by slipping my hand down my pants and sticking a finger out of the front zipper. After I turned 40, I realized it was embarrassing my wife. That, my friend, is old fashioned sophomoric humor.

So yes, Masonic gang signs.



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