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Old February 7th, 2018, 09:59 AM
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Old February 7th, 2018, 10:12 AM
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Wow, Antonio!

These are all ominous shadows. It is like the mediaval military are on alert. I hope there is not going to be some procession and Auto-da-fé





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Old February 7th, 2018, 10:16 AM
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Just a shadow from a humble, stopped and pacific motorbike !
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Old February 7th, 2018, 10:20 AM
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Antonio,


This is what I refer to, for those who cannot imagine what it could be. Those considered not-accepting the authority of the Catholic Church in territories, subject to Rome, i.e, the "wayward" and "opponents" or Jews secretely practicing their faith were brought to a public square.

There, in front of the citizens and assembled clergy and Royal officials, they were tied to wooden poles with firewood all around. Then following reading the formal sentences to death, these still living, so helpless folk, were set on fire, screaming, as they were slowly roasted alive, skin peeling off their flesh, as flames of the burning firewood consumed them




Pedro Berruguete: Saint Dominic presiding over an auto-da-fé
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Yes, this was normal and part of every day life, if one opposed the Church or was secretely praying in one's own way! This went on for 500 years. But at least the condemmed were blessed on their way to oblivion! If their was a painting of Christ, it was always coverec during torture so as not to embarass him.

It is better to spit at the kind, as one would at least have one's head cut off, a quicker death!

What is amazing is that Rome collected such paintings with pride!


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Old February 7th, 2018, 10:33 AM
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The Human Race has done all kind of carnages (and much more) since the beginning.

And it keeps doing so regardless religion, belief, politics, whatever...

Homo homini lupus est ! = Man is wolf to man ! No offense for the wolves.

The important is money ! MONEY ! Money makes the World go round
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Old February 7th, 2018, 10:57 AM
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The Human Race has done all kind of carnages (and much more) since the beginning.

And it keeps doing so regardless religion, belief, politics, whatever...

Homo homini lupus est ! = Man is wolf to man ! No offense for the wolves.

The important is money ! MONEY ! Money makes the World go round
Antonio,

You may have hit the nail on the head, mentioning wolves!

It may not be much different than the motivation of such successful predatory animals: efficient cooperative brute power from a socially organized hunting pack!

That actually better describes man and it did hundreds of thousands of years of evolved hunting behavior well before the so recent invention of money and wealth!

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Amazingly I do not remember having seen before this interesting thread!

Her's my contribution:


Château Clinet - Pomerol - In Winter
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Old February 16th, 2018, 03:14 PM
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Amazingly I do not remember having seen before this interesting thread!

Her's my contribution:


Château Clinet - Pomerol - In Winter
I hope that bottle is either for show or else is being warmed up to room temp as it will get a lot of sunlifht and actually heat up in the sunlight blasting through that window at high noon!


Incodentally, this photograph of yours, Nicolas is the sibling of Antonio's picture that presecedea it, as they have such similar esthetics!

Coincidence, or perhaps his picture reminded you of yours alsovwith the shadow of a bare tree decorating a wall by the windows?


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Old February 16th, 2018, 11:31 PM
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I hope that bottle is either for show or else is being warmed up to room temp as it will get a lot of sunlifht and actually heat up in the sunlight blasting through that window at high noon!


Incodentally, this photograph of yours, Nicolas is the sibling of Antonio's picture that presecedea it, as they have such similar esthetics!

Coincidence, or perhaps his picture reminded you of yours alsovwith the shadow of a bare tree decorating a wall by the windows?


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Asher, this picture was shot in 2014 for my exhibition "Three Châteaux in Winter"

So I'm pretty sure that this is a pure coincidence!

The bottle is a fake for deco only!

PS The bottle is fake… for decoration only
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