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To my knowledge Jack the Ripper never hid his victims why would he have hidden the I and R victims? Also, if spelling a name, logical thought, and I understand the oximoronic implication behind this, but if spelling his name, were they killed in that order?
Originally posted by Jackdaw
Let us pretend that I am Sickert. A celebrated artist of the Victorian era residing in London. My name therefore is Waldron. (7 letters just like that of Sickert).
However I have psychopathic tendencies and a hatred of women. As such I murder/mutilate the same. However I am selective in my victims. Why? I wish for them to be a signature upon my life's masterpiece!
Wells,A,Lilly,Downs,Robinson,O,North. (WaLDRoN). Now let us take a look at Jack the Ripper's known victims:
Stride,I,Chapman,Kelly,Eddowes,R,Tabram.(SiCKErT). Will victims I and R ever be found?
I often wonder what odds a bookmaker would give on a psychopath stalking the streets of London and eventually killing several people,of which the first letters of their surnames, if placed correctly, would spell his or hers!
But didn't Jack the Ripper also murder Mary Ann Nicholls? Yes he did. Erm? M.A.N. Apparently as stated in Cornwell's book, Sickert had a medical problem with his penis/manhood. Ah well, life is full of coincidencies. Isn't it?
Couldn't agree more, a project when I was in art school was to take a painting done during a certian time period, to long to remember who I did, and interperate what you think the artist was doing. I was so incredible off base, and came up with an imbaressing assessment of the work, totally off from the the artist meant by the piece. Granted I did exactly what the instructor wanted and expected, the leason was not to get it right, but to teach us that the message in your art isn't alway determined by the artist, but by the person viewing it.
Originally posted by maynardsthirdeye
Artistic interpretation is very suggestive and you will see what you wish to see. Sickert was fascinated by true crime and mystery and he may have based one of his paintings on a Ripper murder, although there is no hard evidence to support this. But there is nothing in the pictures that indicates first hand crime-scene knowledge by the artist.