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Re: Geoffroy Trump XVI

Posted: 13 Nov 2009, 15:57
by Pen
Cerberus? Eureka?




Pen

Re: Geoffroy Trump XVI

Posted: 20 Dec 2009, 08:24
by Pen
A marvellous collection of paintings, woodcuts and engravings depicting the (quite literal) Mouth/Jaws of Hell:

http://monsterbrains.blogspot.com/2008_ ... chive.html

Pen

Re: Geoffroy Trump XVI

Posted: 20 Dec 2009, 09:12
by Huck
Pen wrote:A marvellous collection of paintings, woodcuts and engravings depicting the (quite literal) Mouth/Jaws of Hell:

http://monsterbrains.blogspot.com/2008_ ... chive.html

Pen
Whow, that's impressive ... it's a pity, that he don't give much about his sources.

Re: Geoffroy Trump XVI

Posted: 21 Dec 2009, 05:01
by lamort
Incredible, once I thought I saw his face, but I thought ¨I was seeing ghosts¨... Brilliant pictures Pen!

Re: Geoffroy Trump XVI

Posted: 26 Mar 2010, 10:43
by mmfilesi
One interesting Leviatan (1)
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Gossuin de Metz. (s. XIII).


(1). (This is a monster in the Door of the Heaven).

Re: Geoffroy Trump XVI

Posted: 26 Mar 2010, 10:53
by SteveM
Are you sure it is not hell's mouth beneath the sphere of elements.

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Re: Geoffroy Trump XVI

Posted: 26 Mar 2010, 11:15
by mmfilesi
In the Middle Age, the Leviatan became a common metaphor to refer to Hell.

Another example:

Conques (France, s. XI)
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Re: Geoffroy Trump XVI

Posted: 26 Mar 2010, 11:42
by mmfilesi
The Leviathan is related to the Dances of Death. Death is Hell which eat sinners.
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(Dance of Death Woman, 1491)

that is to say... This:
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Revelationes sanctae Birgittae. Edición de A. Koberger. Nürnberg, 1500.

Its the same idea of this:
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Brueghel

Re: Geoffroy Trump XVI

Posted: 04 Apr 2010, 20:00
by mmfilesi
The Tower and the Leviatan (lol, how scary :p )

The Hours of Catherine of Cleves

Created in Utrecht, The Netherlands, around 1440
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