Researching The Painting
Please note that the pictures and information used in the researching blogs remains copyrighted to their rightful owners. The world wide web is considered a public domain and as an artist I do use images and information found there in research and in the creation of this painting although no images are copied into the actual making of the painting. All authors are credited for their contributions as appropriate. If you, as an author see your information here, please contact me for submission into The Journal of Acknowledgment where you will be forever associated, along with many others with the making of The Revelation Painting and thank you in advance.
A prime example is the human skeleton and photos found which may show the number of ribs, the shape of bones, and the correct anatomy. Please realize that research is required to create masterpieces in art, as DaVinci studied corpses in order to learn correct and precise human anatomy as well as other aspects of this painting or any worth while endeavor. I would like to personally thank the authors of this published information for the opportunity to learn and grow from their hard work and intelligence. I would also like to thank them for helping to create history in the making. If you are the owner of any information used in these blogs and feel that you have been violated, please feel free to contact me for removal of the information or other concerns.Research required…
I found that many people read The New International Version Bible or a similar bible for its ease of understanding and I to use it in some parts of the making of the painting. I prefer the Aramaic Bible for accurate translations. The Aramaic Bible is the first translations into English which if you were to read it conflicts with todays versions. Information about the Aramaic Bible can be found here:
Excerpt: …”Jesus the Messiah spoke in the Galilean dialect of the Ancient Aramaic language. This is the language in which the disciples and the apostles preached the Gospel and the scribes recorded the Scriptures. The New Testament has been preserved in this sacred, scribal language since the Apostolic Age. The whole Bible was originated in this language. The translation that you find on this website is made from the original Ancient Aramaic Scriptures directly into English, bypassing the errors of translation introduced in the Greek Original, the Latin Vulgate and all the Western translations made from them”…
An excerpt from that site:…”When scholars realized the Bible had been physically handed down in manuscripts that are not identical to one another, they set out to establish what the sources of the written form of the tradition were, in number and kind, and whether the process of transmission was reliable. At first this required that the known manuscripts be catalogued and compared. Then a critical edition could be prepared, which showed where the major variations in wording and placement of biblical texts occurred. The goal of this level of biblical study, called textual criticism, was to establish a trustworthy text.”…
Another prime example which is very familiar to us is The Pale Horse. According to the first translations, The Pale Horse was actually a “green” horse. Please see the blog about this finding regarding The Pale Horse. In creating a masterpiece it is imperative for me as the artist to try my best to be precise in every aspect of the painting. My research comes from many, many avenues and when a discrepancy in information is found, I try very hard to find the correct answer. I am human and may still make mistakes. It is always important to keep an open mind, imagination and an analytic mind when it comes to facts. An excellent website I frequently use which has many different bibles:
From the Aramaic Bible:
And I looked and, behold, a [pale] greenish horse, and the one seated on it, his name is Death, and the netherworld clings* to him. And he has been given authority over a quarter of the earth, to kill by the sword and by famine and by death and by carnivorous creatures of the earth.
Compared to The New International Version Bible:
I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.
The New American Standard Bible:
8I looked, and behold, an (Q)ashen horse; and he who sat on it had the name (R)Death; and (S)Hades was following with him Authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, (T)to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by the wild beasts of the earth.
Art is a different way to look at the bible and colors in art are the foundation. It is easily seen that stated color or colors can create an entirely different image. Perhaps no one has ever noticed the difference which I highly doubt, or the artist just chose the more natural appearance, or tired to associate the horse with what people can relate to. It is interesting to read the differences and see their impact on religious beliefs. Do you believe something entirely different that what was originally written in the bible? A good question.