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Another way to see natural disasters, through the eyes of our ancestors

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posted on Jan, 1 2012 @ 10:30 AM
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Today we have modern technology,but in the past only natural disasters recording technology was painting, sculpture or transmission by word of mouth.People were losing their life then like now.The only difference is that now we have statistics.Accurate one,but suffer remain the same.An earthquake can be announced a few minutes before and the eruption of a volcano is quite predictable.

The common point is that people are the same now as then, and the technology does little to prevent or reduce the number of victims.If there were no written records and names of those who lost their lives, and they are lost in history, the only evidence of their existence as these paintings.


Text20 T HE H ISTORY OF V OLCANOLOGY FIGURE 1 According to Greek mythology, the giant Typhon is buried under Etna volcano, and whenever the giant stirs, thevolcano erupts violently. (Eighteenth-century print.)
source(www.scribd.com...

source(mystudios.com...(after)-Schmidt,-Julius-or-Jules/The-eruption-of-the-Santorini-volcano,-illustration -from-Etudes-sur-les-Volc

source(worldpaintings.tumblr.com

source(artexpertswebsite.com

Earthquakes

Earthquake - Watching Holy Week Unfold with paintings by James Tissot
source(oyfulheart.com

Earthquake in Rokka di Father, near to Rome
source(artrussia.ru


So we can see how our ancestors felt natural disasters.




posted on Jan, 1 2012 @ 11:12 AM
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any way to blow up the last picture?



posted on Jan, 1 2012 @ 11:15 AM
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Originally posted by chrismarco
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any way to blow up the last picture?
What do you mean!



posted on Jan, 1 2012 @ 12:02 PM
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Here you go...try this:





posted on Jan, 1 2012 @ 08:52 PM
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This is a really good idea diamondsmith. S & F.

I may have a go at finding a few of these myself.


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posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 04:58 AM
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This is a really good idea diamondsmith. S & F. I may have a go at finding a few of these myself.
Oh please,I would love if you make a thread about this subject more elaborate then I do.With more data.I think people would love if it's from you,there is a private collection of paintings with this subject but I didn't find any downloadable file,though I have many old beautiful paintings I wish I have with natural events from the past expressed by art.



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 05:00 PM
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There is a private collection? Who has it? Do you know?

If I find anything I will post it here not start a new thread. This is your idea.



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 05:19 PM
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I read on the net about it there are some pictures of paintings there.

here is the link,

bks3.books.google.co.ug...

sorry it take so long to answer, but I didn't find it so easy like yesterday.


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posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 05:41 PM
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start a new thread
You must.......................in order for all to see,this way you will honor the art that makes the history to come back to life.



posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 02:58 PM
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We need to get justmike to see if he can get access to that!!

Get him to write a piece on it.



posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 03:28 PM
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Very interesting subject, this. I'll have to see what else I can find out about it. However, as I know a few people who collect and/or deal in paintings in Prague I can say this: some of those works are very valuable indeed and it will be very difficult to find out who owns them and exactly where they are housed. But then, there are people I can ask who would probably know.

I can also check the bookshops here and see if a copy of the book is available. Be a nice one to have.

Mike



posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 03:38 PM
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Thank you justmike will be great if you find a book with those paintings to share with us on this subject,but I think that will be a hard task because they are very rare even in terms of illustrated books.



posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 03:39 PM
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Thank you PMan for bringing the subject to light.



posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 04:15 PM
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I'll visit some of my favorite antikvariat** places in Prague during the next week or so and see if I can get a copy.
There could be a Czech version available and if so, it may be easier to find than the English one here.

**Czech for second-hand book shop. (I expect DiamondSmith knows this, but some might not.
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posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 05:02 PM
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**Czech for second-hand book shop. (I expect DiamondSmith knows this, but some might not.
Thank you Mike,though I have a large collection of paintings,I really don't know about that,I have in plan in the spring to do some paintings with this subject outside in free air next to my forest, though I need inspiration because I don't like to copy from other artists.My last paintings from few months ago look like hell probably in accordance with my state of spirit,that's why I gave up for now.But thank you again ,that will be a nice gesture from you,for us.



posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 05:58 PM
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Figure 9 on page 14 of the linked book I think gives some details of where to start looking.

Some of the other pictures also have clues but that seems to be the best one.
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