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VMs: Re: Hello and Voynich Manuscript
--- Petr Kazil <kazil@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> One memorable detail from Huizinga is his
> observation that late middle ages
> gave meticulous attention to naturalistic detail -
> for example the Van
> Eycks, the flemish primitives - every ship on the
> horizon is depicted
> naturally. There is no selection - everything is
> drawn with loving care.
> Later - in the renaissance - the artist selects the
> main features of
> interest and abstracts the rest (hides it in shadow,
> does not depict it at
> all). I wonder from which world the VMS comes if we
> look at it this way.
It would mean that the VMs is not by a great
artist of that time. That fits.
Petr, If you haven't already done so, I can
recommend a trip to Gent and Brugge (forgot how
it's spelled in English) among others to watch
Van Eijck's famous altar piece (it's a 'drieluik',
again I can't think of the English word), which
is called the 'Lam Gods' (Lamb of God :-) )
Look at the detail in the tiny flowers, the
transparent sceptre, etc. etc.
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