Re: [sl] The Skull viewed
- Hello there Roland , Well done with your superb contribution!
Can I ask you to now try doing what I suggested earlier -eg make
the isosoles triangle (sorry I stated a equilateral triange last time
- as I was typing from memory!) between the missing hand of the
crucifix, the hand on the dagger (29) and the middle of the book
(23) try the lock of the book.
But first find the nail point of the missing right hand, to do this
track 2 locating lines:
LINE 1: a line from the point of the seal of soloman (one nearest
De Selve), bottom right conrner of lute's peg box, corner of angle,
axis of globe handle, axis of globe (NOTE HERE THE LINE
PASSES THROUGH ROME!) , medallion of ST MICHEAL (where
spear hits dragon), image of christ, nail area.
LINE 2: bottom circumfrence edge, of circle under De Selve, tip of
top of skull (this is with tangental precision!), bisects spine of
prayer book, ball /handle of dividers, along left side of chain
This vital point, I believe reveals all!
Make up the Isosoles triangle, and now distort the picture to
make the skull look normal- hey presto the isosoles triange has
changed! to what? You tell me!
Where the two above lines hit, is either the nail of hand of christ.
center of inner
- Hi James,
I will try your suggestions in the next few days, (I can't wait to see what
pops up) as things have been busy here. Unfortunately I don't have a good
reproduction of the painting but I'll try my best. I haven't been able to
find the mummy's face.
I took a look at your website, it's fantastic! Globes are tremendous elements
historically in so many aspects, for study and as art. It's great to see
someone making these and sharing some of their hard earned expertise with us
on this list is really enriching.
I haven't been able to digest all of your article on Holbein but it's
fascinating reading and so much food for thought. It's a very powerful
painting on many levels. I find the technical aspects of the painting a world
in itself, like what medium did Holbein use, which varnishes, pigments, is
there a chemical analysis, how about x-rays of the painting? Is there an
underpainting, construction lines, sketching? Is there heightening with white
and modeling in the underpainting?
I wanted to wish you well in your publication effort and keep us informed
when you go to print.