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When UFOs invaded Renaissance art.
Many paintings of medieval and Renaissance seem to depict strange objects in the eyes of a modern resemble the so-called UFO. It is evidence of ancient sightings, or just religious representations of divine events?
In periods of Western civilization known as the Middle Ages and Renaissance, many artists have created some of the most representative works of the period, defining fees and styles. During that time, the sophistication of the works has been growing. Even today, the works of art produced in the Renaissance are praiseworthy and wonder in visitors. Yet, some of these paintings so important for the history of Western civilization contain strange depictions according ufologists would represent something otherworldly, something that pervades the contemporary popular culture, something known as “flying saucers“.
Many of the paintings in question are of a religious nature, a very common subject for the time. In these works, you may notice that the eye of the modern UFO seem, airborne laser beams and men. One of the most representative examples is the work painted by Domenico Ghirlandaio in the 15th century. The painting is currently on display in the Museum of Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. The work is a representation of the Virgin Mary with Jesus and John the Baptist children. In the background there is a man ready to read something strange in the sky: an object that emits rays of light, much like the modern representation of flying saucers.
Another painting known to ufologists is the Annunciation of Carlo Crivelli (1486), currently on display at the National Gallery in London. It is an example widely cited by supporters of the theory of Ancient Astronauts.
In the sky you see a circular object on which side an energy beam directed towards the Virgin Mary. Although it is incredibly similar to the modern representation of a UFO, skeptics interpret the object as an artistic representation of God, surrounded by his angels. The summer Triumph ‘is a tapestry produced in 1538 A.D. In the city of Bruges, Belgium. The work represents the victorious rise of a sovereign power. The tapestry is exhibited in the city museum Bayerisches Nationalmuseum.
However there is something very unusual depicted in the tapestry: If you look carefully at the top of the work, especially to the left side, you will notice a number of curious objects in the form of black hat hanging in the air. The “Foundation of the church of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome”, better known as “The Miracle of the Snow”, was painted by Tommaso di Cristoforo Fini, said Masolino da Panicale, on the orders of Pope Martin V Colonna to the Santa Maria Maggiore church Rome around 1428.
It is the visual representation of the strangest event in which he was involved Papa Liborio (352-366), who in a dream was ordered by angels to build a new church in Rome in the exact place where a miraculous snowfall would manifest. Masolino da Panicale, in his painting, is a detailed event scene, with snow falling from a “cloud” large and elongated, grayish and cigar-shaped, below which are visible of the smaller clouds. Close observation of the latter, however, shows that do not seem normal clouds. In the painting by the Flemish artist Aert De Gelder, “Baptism of Christ” (1710), they depict Jesus and John the Baptist surrounded by a light from a bright disk in the sky.
If it is the Holy Spirit, disembodied person of the Trinity, because De Gelder wanted to make it so material? Another very significant example is the fresco in the Monastery of Visoki Decani in Kosovo. This work is well known among UFO enthusiasts. Objects on the sides of the cross, appear to be occupied by two pilots of the aircraft, intent to observe the final hours of Jesus’ life.
One thing seems clear: according to Orthodox tradition, the death of Jesus Christ is depicted with the cosmic witnesses of exception.
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