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Originally posted by Tanulis
St. John in the Wild, 1510
Originally posted by manifesto
This is quite simply an over analysis. You manifest your own reality; therefore, if your looking for hidden messages in art you shall find them. It is all perception.
Its comparable to the guy who find a chicken nugget that resembles Mother Mary....
Originally posted by Goldcurrent
Even those stupid mall pictures that supposedly had boats, and faces hidden in them I could never find. Now that I think of it...what the heck is wrong with me?
Originally posted by Cheerfulnihilist
The intellectuals during this time idyl their free time pondering eastern esoteria that was uncovered during the Crusades. This knowledge they uncovered opened up western minds to eastern dualism, the origins of gnosticism have their roots during this rich era in which the common conceptions of the Christian mind was challeged for the first time since the Church's bloody beginnings. The one truth known to gnostics is that the Creator is the Demiurge, the same creator who happens to be the Christian god was also it's own devil, a strange, blasphemous idea that was venom to the establishment but salicious to eager, smart minds who love to talk in quiet circles away from Church ears. Da Vinci was using his art, like many other artists and thinkers at this time, to hide this great new idea, a kind of wink and nod to other "illuminated" souls. Afterall, the Bible states that God is the alpha and the omega, and idea that confuses many but is quite clear to those in the know.
You can trace the Enlightenment's origin to this unique idea as well. The same Age of Enlightenment that lead to the American revoltion and the birth of Republics and private ownership. All it took was the concept of the individual and the radical new idea known as Liberty and Freedom and it came from the idea that God and the Devil are one, an idea that was long forgotten and kept swept aside it seems....
Originally posted by syrinx high priest
"And here is after I duplicated, flipped horizontally, and changed the top layer opacity to 50%, and moved the layer into position"
what a waste of time. you literally changed the image to make it seem like some sort of symbol and attach some meaning to it
da vinci was hired to paint for his benefactors. you can't even say he was inspired by faith or cash in most cases much less some ET connection