UFO Painting of Carlo Crivelli

In the National Gallery, London hang a strange painting by Carlo Crivelli (1430-1495) called "The Annunciation with Saint Emidius" (1486). It showed a disk shaped object is shining a pencil beam of light down onto the crown of Mary's head. The word "annunciation" means to announce. When it is used in reference to a saint or a man of God, annunciation means that this special person has been announced by God to be the embodiement of a spirit or devine being in human form. In his book titled ”The Bible And Flying Saucers”, Rev. Barry Downing states that: "When Jesus was baptized, he saw the 'Spirit of God descending like a dove, and alighting on him.' (Matt 3:16)." All of those elements have been incorporated into this work by Crivelli.

Crivelli was born around 1430–35 in Venice to a family of painters, and received his artistic formation there and in Padua. He is said to have studied under Jacobello del Fiore, who was painting as late as 1436; at that time Crivelli was probably only a boy. He also studied at the school of Vivarini in Venice, then left Venice, initially, it is generally believed, for Padua, where he is believed to have worked in the workshop of Francesco Squarcione and then for Zadar in Dalmatia (now part of Croatia, but then a Venetian territory) in 1459.

Unlike the naturalistic trends arising from Florence at the same time, Crivelli's style still echoes the courtly International Gothic sensibility. The urban settings are jewel-like, and full of elaborate allegorical detail. He favored verdant landscape backgrounds, and his works can be identified by his characteristic use of fruits and flowers as decorative motifs, often depicted in pendant festoons, which are a hallmark of the Paduan studio of Francesco Squarcione, where Crivelli may have worked. The National Gallery, London is well supplied with examples of Crivelli; the Annunciation with St Emidius, possibly his most famous painting.

 Annunciation with St. Emidius (1486)

A disk shaped object
In the case of this painting entitled “The Annunciation with Saint Emidius”, Crivelli is making a historical statement that St. Emidius is the embodiement of the Holy Spirit, as represented by both the beam of light from the UFO which passes through the dove, the Holy Scripture's symbol of the Holy Spirit, third person in the Holy Trinity.

In the Bible and other writings, chroniclers have often described a striking phenomenon which greatly resembles the UFO phenomenon seen today. From these records, it is evident how these celestial beings continuously bring technical and logistic support to the Patriarchs, to the tribal chiefs and to the prophets. These celestial beings are often referred to as angels (from the Greek word angelos meaning "messenger"), or sometimes called the chief of the celestial armies or even the Master of the celestial kingdom himself.

Regarding the annunciation of Jesus Christ, Downing goes on to ponder the deeper meaning of this particular annunciation of the Son of God;

"Where did this UFO come from, according to the Biblical account? After Jesus was baptized, "the heavens were opened' and the Spirit seems to have descended from this 'opening.' This idea of an 'opening' represents an example of the 'mythological' expression...The 'opening' represents an example of the Bible cosmology...The 'opening' suggests that in our 'three-decker universe' a 'door' leads from our world below to the world above where the angels live in heaven.

When these celestial beings contact the prophets, that is to say when they meet their chosen ambassadors on Earth, they travel through the sky on metallic clouds, or pillars of fire, or chariots of fire or other strange vehicles.

Sources:
Ancient UFO Artworks in a Religious Context by Anonymous;
http://www.angelfire.com/journal2/UFORCE/page52.html;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlo_Crivelli

Pic Source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Crivelli_Carlo,_Annunciation.jpg;
Ancient UFO Artworks in a Religious Context by Anonymous page 8



Written By Tripzibit on Feb 19, 2013 | 15:30

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