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    Michelangelo knew a thing or two...
    there's a trend today of searching for hidden messages in ancient texts and works of art, and there are in fact a lot of then from the european medieval period, what's not really a surprise, since an unconventional idea could make you the star of the burning-man festival of the dark ages (as poor Giordano Bruno felt literally in the flesh).

    apologies if that is not news for most of you, but here is a very interesting Michelangelo hidden tip, from his most famous Sistine Chapel panel, depicting Adam and the mighty FSM...



    more information at Wikipedia, but the humor zine Cracked says it best:

    While some might dismiss this as a coincidence, experts suggest that it would be harder to explain that this was not Michelangelo's intention. Even complex components within the brain, such as the cerebellum, optic chiasm and pituitary gland can all be found in the picture. As for that sassy green sash running down the pons/spinal column/dude-holding-God-up, it follows the path of the vertebral artery perfectly.

    Along with drawing, painting, sculpting, St. Peter's Basilica building and generally being among the universe's top bananas, Michelangelo counted cadaver dissecting as a favorite way to pass the time. He was so mad about corpse-cutting, in fact, that a friend once presented him with a perfectly formed dead Moor as a gift.

    So why would this immensely talented genius stick the actual shape of the human brain in the middle of what he had to know was a pretty major work? Was he cleverly suggesting that God was bestowing Adam with divine knowledge? Or was Michelangelo literally saying God was created inside the human brain? It would have been a pretty ballsy message to send while painting the Pope's house for him. Although, since body dismemberment wasn't a hugely popular hobby at the time, he probably knew this one would stay quiet for a while...


    funny thing is that while some hidden messages exist, in first place, because of religion (mostly christian) persecution, there are many religion fanatics (mostly christian) eager to find evil and satanic messages hidden in so-called "secular" art.

    yesterday I was "glad" to find that now I rank among Disney pictures and many RockStars, as some crackpot christian-teenagers had the trouble to create a blog with the sole goal of unveiling the evil messages [sic] of SpaceKids, the educative game / social-network I created.

    Hope for Mankind, Minus

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    Olena     Sun, Feb 7, 2010  Permanent link
    Holy shit, thank you for posting this. How wonderful.

    It really doesn't surprise me — an artist of his caliber, in his time didn't do anything on accident. I remember hearing from a teacher something like that the devil in one of his paintings (I think it may have been in The chapel) is actually a portrait of the pope...
    soon     Fri, Mar 12, 2010  Permanent link
    The body of the Lord almost seems to be extending through his arm from the Pineal gland, the anatomical origin for the Hindi "Third Eye" and the primary source of DMT in the brain, but that might be a stretch. I suppose it's just the image of a ray being projected from the forebrain that reminds me of the enigmatic endocrine entity.
    keen     Sun, Apr 4, 2010  Permanent link
    if you want to visit this place digitally, here you go
    ColdBloodedKyle     Fri, Apr 9, 2010  Permanent link
    i've seen this concept before but is interesting I guess the forbidden fruit is knowledge
     
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