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07-07-2012, 04:41 PM #1
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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The British certainly know how to do things in a big way.



I really think if someone wants to find symbolism they will find a way. Also, if that is a godess, why does she have a penis? damned.gif

Here's the artist's/engraver's explanation of his design choice.

07-07-2012, 05:25 PM #2
yankees skier
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Google Rik Clay. He did a good job decoding the 2012 Olympic Symbolism. He was suicided after he released info.

http://www.atlanteanconspiracy.com/2012/...-zion.html

Biere.
07-07-2012, 05:51 PM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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Very interesting. hmm.gif

That second vid, I'm sure it's woowoo to most people, but I did study art history for two and a half years at the university of Turku and learned some interesting things. For instance, you wouldn't be a well known dead artist unless you were sponsored by a wealthy player. Leonardo da Vinci for instance was sponsored by the di Medici family for seven years and they even had a pope on the throne and still runs the oldest bank in the world. And yes, symbolism was everything so I really question Leonardo's genius, where did he get his knowledge? From the people who paid him perhaps?

07-07-2012, 05:52 PM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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(07-07-2012, 05:25 PM)yankees Wrote:  Google Rik Clay. He did a good job decoding the 2012 Olympic Symbolism. He was suicided after he released info.

http://www.atlanteanconspiracy.com/2012/...-zion.html


Nice! I'll have to check that out. hi5.gif
07-07-2012, 06:16 PM #5
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(07-07-2012, 05:51 PM)Octo Wrote:  Very interesting. hmm.gif

That second vid, I'm sure it's woowoo to most people, but I did study art history for two and a half years at the university of Turku and learned some interesting things. For instance, you wouldn't be a well known dead artist unless you were sponsored by a wealthy player. Leonardo da Vinci for instance was sponsored by the di Medici family for seven years and they even had a pope on the throne and still runs the oldest bank in the world. And yes, symbolism was everything so I really question Leonardo's genius, where did he get his knowledge? From the people who paid him perhaps?


I didn't study as much art history as you, but in my mind those gigs from wealthy people only happen when your good...really good.

07-07-2012, 06:22 PM #6
Octo Mother Superior
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Yes, Leonardo was REALLY good, that's probably why he was paid to do what he did. 13.gif
07-07-2012, 06:26 PM #7
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Here's a little more on the artist, David Watkins...

David Watkins is a British artist who has designed the medals for the London 2012 Olympics.[1] Watkins was also the special effects maker for the film 2001: A Space Odyssey.[2]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Watkins_(designer)

Watkins’ jewellery is characterised by shifts in techniques and materials and the display will show the full breadth of his work from minimal sculptural pieces to vibrant and improvisational compositions in form and colour, to large-scale objects intended to interact with the wearers’ body. Watkins began his career as a jazz pianist and sculptor and created model spacecrafts for Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.

http://www.dezeen.com/2010/02/22/artist-...d-watkins/
07-07-2012, 06:43 PM #8
Octo Mother Superior
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Well he's apparently on their good side. fatman.gif

Have to say that again that you won't have a career unless you have friends in high places.
07-07-2012, 07:02 PM #9
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(07-07-2012, 06:43 PM)Octo Wrote:  Well he's apparently on their good side. fatman.gif

Have to say that again that you won't have a career unless you have friends in high places.


That may well be true, but his works go way back and he's still going strong, so he deserves some credit.
07-07-2012, 07:55 PM #10
Octo Mother Superior
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Sure he was the shït! But just saying, back then you could be all that because people paid you to be an artist. Things don't work like that anymore.
07-08-2012, 03:38 PM #11
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Does anyone else think the symbolism found on the second video really reflects what he says it does? I think the renderings are ridiculous.

As for Rick Clay, I'm not dismissing that a terrorist act is being planned, that's a given in this day and age.

I'm just saying that anyone can search hard to find symbolism to meet their beliefs. Look at the Mayan and Nostradamus fiasco predictions.

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