Historical paintings + religious paintings
Monday, August 4, 2008 5:37:10 PM
The images above comes from the 10th Century Tibetan translation of the Sanskrit text "Prajnaparamita Sutra", held at a Japanese museum. In the enlargement you can see two objects that look like hats, hats floating in midair? Indian Vedic texts are full of descriptions of Vimanas. The Ramayana describes Vimanas as a double decked, circular or cylindrical aircraft with portholes and a dome. It flew with "the speed of the wind" and gave forth a "melodious sound".
This is the Painting of the Madonna and Saint Giovannino by Domenico Ghirlandaio.The painting you mention is indeed among the paintings
hanging in the Palazzo Vecchio, in Florence, Italy. Specifically, it is in the Loeser Collection and was painted by Domenico Ghirlandaio. The museum is at piazza della Signoria
This image is by flemish artist Aert De Gelder and is entitled "The Baptism of Christ" It was painted in 1710 and hangs in the Fitzwilliam Musuem , Cambridge. A disk shaped object is shining beams of light down on John the
Baptist and Jesus.
This is not a religous painting but more of a egyption insight to the future. As you can see there is clearly a carving of a helicopter, plane, and the other two look mysterious to me.