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It's a reminder of death. A memento mori.
Yep, just what I was going to say; very common in all kinds of art. Sometimes, in fact more usually, and especially later, it's just a skull rather than a whole figure.

(Sorry for the clumsiness of that last sentence; it's horrible, but i can't be bothered to rephrase it :p )
 

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My personal hypothesis is that's it's the devil that is coming for Judas. But I'll have to check the Gospel. I think it says something like that.

Checked it on Wikipedia right now. So this is how Satan looks ...

Judas is specifically identified as the traitor. In the Gospel of John, when asked about the traitor, Jesus states: “It is the one to whom I will give this piece of bread when I have dipped it in the dish.” Then, dipping the piece of bread, he gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot. As soon as Judas took the bread, Satan entered into him."
 
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Last Supper by Pieter Pourbus. Then there's this thing coming through the door.

That's the notably ugly old waitress advancing to deal with the establishment's dim-witted serving boy wrestling or wooing a three-legged seat.

Meanwhile, Jesus is instructing the jug-bearer to give the semi-comatose fellow no more than two fingers worth of refill, because the gang has already drained all the wine they'd paid for.

The group's treasurer (Judas) is rushing out with the gang's shekels to get more booze, but he has to fend off another drunk imploring him to blow the money on a single magnum of bubbly, or maybe score some weed while he's out.

I'm surprised no one's mentioned the time traveler (red cap; extreme left / rear) engrossed in his Game Boy. :pipe:
 

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While doing research for this blog post:
https://uair01.blogspot.nl/2018/04/the-flaming-sun-and-de-chirico-2.html

I saw this website where the author speculates that all artists paint themselves, even if they don't paint self portraits.
A good example is his essay on a Morandi still life as a self portrait:
http://www.everypainterpaintshimself.com/article/morandis_still_life_1926

And here is his interpretation of a De Chirico as a self portrait:
http://www.everypainterpaintshimself.com/article/de_chiricos_sun_on_the_easel_1973/

I find the theory a bit far fetched, but very interesting.

And I also found this nice 3D De Chirico:
 

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While doing research for this blog post:
https://uair01.blogspot.nl/2018/04/the-flaming-sun-and-de-chirico-2.html

I saw this website where the author speculates that all artists paint themselves, even if they don't paint self portraits.
A good example is his essay on a Morandi still life as a self portrait:
http://www.everypainterpaintshimself.com/article/morandis_still_life_1926

And here is his interpretation of a De Chirico as a self portrait:
http://www.everypainterpaintshimself.com/article/de_chiricos_sun_on_the_easel_1973/

I find the theory a bit far fetched, but very interesting.

And I also found this nice 3D De Chirico:
It's not at all far-fetched.
A prime example is Elizabeth Frink. All of her sculptures looked like her.
She had a particularly large chin, and this can be seen in her sculptures. All of them.
 

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Martian landscape by Hélène Smith,





Remembering the Swiss woman who went from ‘India to the Planet Mars’ in the 19th century
And how did a book on her inspire Carl Jung?
Apr 24, 2018 · 11:30 am

In the 1890s, a woman in Geneva described her previous incarnations as a Hindu princess, a French queen, and her travels to Mars. Hélène Smith’s story is narrated in From India to the Planet Mars: A Study of a Case of Somnambulism with Glossolalia, a book published first in French by the Swiss psychologist, Theodore Flournoy (1854-1921) who taught at the University of Geneva.
https://scroll.in/magazine/873582/r...-india-to-the-planet-mars-in-the-19th-century
 
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Yesterday's focus piece on DeviantArt- 'Steampunk Island' by the highly-talented Charllie Arts.

It's a location& theme that's improbably-familiar in some ways to many of us on this forum, I suspect.

Floating islands of the mind, first made solid for me in the 1970s by scifi artist geniuses such as Chris Foss and Patrick Woodroffe, then, similarly for later generations (let's say the pre and peri-"MTV millions") who gazed wistfully at the music videos for 'Feel Good Inc' by the Gorillaz...and, also the allied Minecraft homages made, of that powerful group vision.

 

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Floating islands of the mind, first made solid for me in the 1970s by scifi artist geniuses such as Chris Foss and Patrick Woodroffe, then, similarly for later generations (let's say the pre and peri-"MTV millions") who gazed wistfully at the music videos for 'Feel Good Inc' by the Gorillaz...and, also the allied Minecraft homages made, of that powerful group vision.
Not forgetting Roger Dean, whose work inspired Avatar.
I met him once.
 

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^ Superb...thank you so much.


My brother just sent me this -

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David Huggins works in a bakery in New Jersey. He also believes he has had interactions with aliens all his life. Interactions which include fathering a human/alien hybrid son. His work is quite beautiful I think. There was a recent documentary about him called "Love and Saucers". I found it very moving and powerful.





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^ Superb...thank you so much.


My brother just sent me this -

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Ohh yeah we were talking about this on another thread a few months back. I bought the David Huggins documentary film, Love & Saucers on DVD, fairly short but interesting story.

Haven't read the book yet but it's on my amazon wish list somewhere with all the other thousand or so books and films!
 

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Ohh yeah we were talking about this on another thread a few months back. I bought the David Huggins documentary film, Love & Saucers on DVD, fairly short but interesting story.

Haven't read the book yet but it's on my amazon wish list somewhere with all the other thousand or so books and films!
Great stuff mate. Figured the documentary might have been discussed on here already.

The book is basically a collection of his sketches and paintings mate. With some short commentary from interviews with him after each one. Very cool and I'm very grateful for it as a gift.
 

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I avoid cross-posting in multiple threads, but this one seems reasonably justified ...


This recent (actual; not PhotoShopped) photo from the facility illustrates a new art installation on the old Philadelphia Naval Yard grounds.

It's notably Fortean because ...

The Philadelphia Naval Yard was the setting for the alleged 'Philadelphia Experiment' 75 years ago this month.

https://www.apnews.com/9fd7786c9cea...le-sea-monster-takes-over-a-rusting-warehouse

Additional photos of this installation can be accessed at:

https://laughingsquid.com/inflatable-tentacles-take-over-philadelphia-naval-yard/
 
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If you like old music (Monteverdi etc.) then you'll find this absolutely authentic.
But is was composed by Elam Rotem who was born in 1984. Great! :)

 
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