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Bycatch from my Snark hunt:

Feedback from Musée Unterlinden on TwitterSegment from a panel of the Isenheim Altarpiece, Matthias Grünewald‘s The Temptation of St. Anthony (c. 1512-1516)

Drapery gives a lot of freedom to create various kinds of shapes. Grünewald made use of that. Henry Holiday played with drapery too.

I rendered that segment twice. In the right copy I blurred a part of that segment and removed all colors.

See also: Being Amused by Apophenia – Can we find pleasure and amusement in faulty reasoning? by
Bruce Poulsen (2012-07-31)
. For artists and writers, the reasoning even may be not faulty at all. They instrumentalize their own and their audience’s apophenia. It’s fun, as long as you don’t suffer from it. However, in the audience there may be discussions about what the artist intended. That’s adds to the artist’s fun with his work.

 

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By the way: http://thefugitivesaint.tumblr.com/tagged/Saint+Anthony/ is a great collection of artwork depicting the Temptation of St. Anthony.