Theory. the blur effect could have been a technique of the day. one could use a blurry glass as the unblurred image is being created in the desired areas. then, using that same glass, one could see the blurred image to see the clues.
did freemasons or illuminati or priory of scion have glass lenses in their "toolkits".
even found a hooked X ! why else would that feature be there?
i have looked at about 40 of his works now. the ones with the leafy trees. the leaves are a dot matrix effect. Clues just pop out with a little blur, without context yet! some arms and legs are brighter than others and stand out when blurred.
I am trying to find an original in the US and go look at in person.
onward. taking time away from Bryon, but this could be a bigger prize. as far as i can tell, no one has looked at his art this way in 400 years. They are all too busy measuring divine angles.
A flash back to Boston hunt. My best guess is to understand the context is to read the history of the Arcadia area. Thucydides and Xenophon books on the History of the Peloponnesian war is a good start! Also some conspiracy theory about Jesus and Mary Magdalene and their blood line in France. Notice the stance of the woman in painting with her hand to her side and other hand on THE shepherd. She may be pregnant.
seriously have no time for this much history. i am going to stick with Poussin, and what you cannot see...... yet! i will let others figure out what it means. all latin and french, but numbers are the same :-)
ok. the branches are obscuring writing, after stripping color out. i like this orientation. center left in the negative space. facing right, could be profile of a woman, with her hands on her torso, then squares off.
It is my opinion, from my observations working The Secret, that JJP and Poussin used much the same techniques to hide, obscure and tease clues in plain sight into their art.
I would be very interested in knowing whether JJP has ever looked at Poussin's works with his obscuring eye and detected suspected clues and deliberate shapes. His insights woud be invaluable. His son Kit, as well. It looks to me that the Palencars use a lot of white to both obscure and call attention to something, then dare you to figure out orientation and what it is, right in front of your eyes. Poussin likes to use tree leaves and bushes, but also some white as attention getter.
Can someone ask that question of him? Nothing related to The Secret. Just a master forensically reading another masters work. I am confident it would take him way less time than me to see the obscuring techniques in the Shepherds of Arcadia as I have posted.
found book with a few poussin drawings. Circle looks like landscape profile, Mont Ste Michel on right. Bottom is left half of circle. That bright spot looks like it is high on a hillside, on a ledge, a string of caves. below it could be olives or grapes. access up looks like from the left.....i see some lettering. nothing suggests St. Baume as the hill i am seeing tops out at that vertical feature.