Bycatch from my Snark hunt:
In the image you see two renderings of a segment from The Temptation of St. Anthony (c. 1512-1516) by Matthias Grünewald (Mathis Gothardt Neithardt), painting in a panel of the Isenheim Altarpiece, now located at the Musée Isenheim, Colmar, France), where a part of the rendering on the right side has been low-pass filtered and decolorized.
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.
- Related blog post
- About Matthias Grünewald (in German by Christian Wirth)
- About the Isenheim Altarpiece (in German by Joerg Sieger)
- Collection of artwork depicting the Temptation of St. Anthony
- I think that Grünewald’s painting inspired Gustave Doré in 1863
2019-05-20, updated: 2021-06-03