Merray
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14 years ago
Hi Chad! Howdy? SHould we aim at 80+ to see if a 3rd page will occur?
Martha Walden
14 years ago
fruitus cakus
Impasto
14 years ago
So 40 is the magic number to send us to the 2nd page, eh?



Congratz on your huge thread, Merray! Biggest one I´ve seen here. ;)







-Chad W.

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Merray
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14 years ago
Yes, that´s pretty much all I see.
Merray
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14 years ago
Anita, I think I tried all possible manipulations with the image in Photoshop and that´s as much as I can see.
5583
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14 years ago
Hello

Here is a lightened version of the cut I was asked for. Looking at it with even 150% magnification seems ok. Divide the picture into quadrants horizontally and look at the bottom one for what I see as a little boat very unlike the one in the top half. What I think is that ´´ J and F ´´ seem the most defined entities in the bottom quadrant. For a long time I saw them simply as probable letters brushed onto waves at the bottom edge of the painting. Then it changed.....



What do you see in the bottom quadrant? Waves? ??

5583
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I guess I am not surprised no one else came in on this topic. Well, to move the discussion I will show you two arab faces from the four or five faces that can be seen just in Merray´s MacroMode image post of the ´´signature´´ candidate. You have to change the scale factor you have in your head to see what´s on the ground. Clearly elements were painted under magnification. You should be able to find the first arab , a right profile in flowing robes seated with what appears to be a control or sundial to his left. The second arab is forward of the first and is ...... The two cuts I post now are from the bottom left corner of Merray´s signature post. If you study the signature post image you will learn a lot about the truth of this painting.



If you agree now that there are figures on the ground, look at merray´s original post of the whole painting without the frame to see the six or eight other figures, including as I recall one or two shepherd crooks. They are much easier to see than the two cuts I posted.They appear below the area covered by his Macromode post and are moving into the picture frame from the lower right edge.



If you got this deep into the painting then you will see that the small boat (can hold 25 people easily) is a flat bottomed, shallow draft boat. Entities (not sure if all people or includes sheep) are actually being boarded or unboarded. Pylons are visible to the rear of the boat. The boat is docked on its right side.