Aliens and Spacecraft in Classic Paintings
For centuries, artists have looked beyond what is written and painted their interpretations of historical events. The classic paintings of the Renaissance period have given us vivid images of times long ago. Pictures have spoken louder than words in many cases. In many of these works of art, there is evidence that can be interpreted to mean that the interest in extraterrestrial life has been ongoing since before the Middle Ages. These paintings show many Biblical scenes such as the Madonna and the crucifixion of Jesus… and possibly a glimpse into the fascination of life beyond Earth.
Ancient artwork and coins show a large number of renderings of creatures that appear to be a combination of human and reptile. Many of the hieroglyphs from Sumerian mythology indicate that the human race came from the Annunaki, who were believed to be superior beings from the planet Nibiru. Petroglyphs from all over the world have shown symbols which appear to me images of another race of people. This inspired artists throughout the ages to recreate images of history which included these possibilities.
Many of these paintings are Biblical in nature… one such example is simply entitled “The Crucifixion” and dates back to 1350. Looking at the top right and left hand corners, there are two images. These images appear to be craft of some kind, with creatures inside… watching Jesus as He is crucified. The artist is unknown, and the painting is said to be located in Kosovo, Yugoslavia inside a monastery. To look at the symbols begs the question… what could the artist have been seeing?
Another such painting is thought to be of the Filipino Lippi school… the Italian Renaissance painter who completed many of the wall and ceiling paintings (called “frescos”). This painting is entitled “The Madonna with Saint Giovannino” and it clearly shows what looks like a craft flying through the sky just above the Madonna’s shoulder as she is gazing upon the two small children. Behind her, a man and his dog are depicted as looking in wonder and fear at the object. There even appears to be some type of creature next to the man and his dog… is it a trick of the eyes, or could it be that the artist was projecting his own insight into what otherworldly beings might look like?
“The Annunciation” painted by Carlo Crivelli in 1486 shows what appears to be a bright stream of light breaking through the clouds shining directly on Mary as she stands in a doorway. The break in the clouds reveals what appears to be a disc-shaped object. In most of these paintings involving Mary, the light from these objects was always focused on her.
One of the most talked about paintings that combines Christian beliefs with possible contact from other planets is one called “Glorification of the Eucharist”. The painting was commissioned by the Church of San Pietro at the end of the 16th century to the painter Bonaventura Salimbeni, to be completed by the year 1600, for the Christian Jubilee. It was… and the object that sits between God and Christ has been the subject of debate for centuries. Some say it is simply a representation of the world… but there is an unusual hue to the sphere… almost metallic and glowing, and there are objects that appear to be antennae protruding on either side of it. At the bottom of the sphere, there is a protruding tube of some sort… very much resembling a small telescope.
The question is… why would there be so many paintings of a religious nature that seem to depict contact with other planets? During the Middle Ages, or between the fourteenth and eighteenth centuries, the Christian leaders of the times were censoring everything from books, music, and art to political views. Everything was under the watchful eye of the Church. When the painters of the Renaissance period especially were commissioned to paint, it was always religious in nature. The popular interpretation for many of these images has been they are angels spreading the message of God. This is what many believe the artists wanted the religious leaders to believe… so they could secretly convey their own beliefs of life outside the planet Earth.
Many paintings throughout the ages have raised the question of just what their creators had seen or what they may have believed. Aert De Gelder’s “The Baptism of Christ”, which was finished in 1710, appears to have a golden light shining upon Christ as John the Baptist performs the ritual. In looking closer, the light appears to be emanating from a large, disc-shaped object from above.
A tapestry called “Summer’s Triumph”, (1538) hangs in Bayerisches (Bavarian) National Museum, and shows a great celebration of the political hierarchy… being watched by what appears to be spacecraft just off in the horizon. The tapestry was created in Bruges, a province in Belgium, that was just beginning a period of financial turmoil at the start of the fourteenth century. It could be interpreted as representing the gluttony and pride of the elite being carefully monitored by… who?
The argument can be made, (and has) that these are simply depictions of clouds and paraedolia (the mind looking for something specific or familiar in a non-descript object) as the answer to the UFO’s in classic paintings question. Many of the religious paintings that have something possibly extra-terrestrial have been explained as being depictions of “angels and heavenly hosts”. However, we cannot forget that many of these artists were free thinkers… and could have been trying to get an opinion or belief expressed in cleverly hidden ways. It could be that they were inspired by the ancient teachings of the Sumerians… and it could be that they were expressing what they had personally seen. Leonardo DaVinci himself created concepts for inventions far beyond his time… and the armored car that he designed in the late 15th century looks very similar to the modern perception of a spacecraft.
It is this writer’s opinion that these great creators would be quite pleased that their works are being examined this closely… and inspiring minds to grasp the many realms of possibilities this universe has.
Written by Angela Sangster, Copyright 2009 AlienUFOTruth.com