Skip to comments.Italian art experts accused of censoring phallic fresco
Posted on 08/22/2011 2:54:17 PM PDT by woofie
Italian art experts who restored a cryptic medieval fresco depicting a tree of fertility have been accused of censoring the work by painting over the numerous phalluses which dangle from its boughs.
The unusual 13th century Tree of Fertility fresco was discovered by chance a decade ago in the Tuscan town of Massa Marittima and has recently been subjected to a three-year restoration.
The experts who carried out the restoration have been accused of sanitizing the mural by scrubbing out or altering some of the testicles, which hang from the tree's branches along with around 25 phalluses. "Many parts of the work seem to have been arbitrarily repainted," said Gabriele Galeotti, a town councillor who has called for an investigation after seeing the finished work.
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whatsa matta fa you!!!
Is that a pic with or without the symbols? [Sorry if it’s a dumb question, but I can’t tell.]
I assume its after the resto but I really dont know
You no likka fruit???
That’s not a dumb question... I am looking at the picture and can’t see one.. uh, phallic symbol. I think it is the “scrubbed” tree.
Not that I’m recommending it, but if you magnify the image a bit, the um...symbols, are all over the place.
So many nuts ... but I don’t see any squirrels.
The last chapter deals with 150 million people bowing down to that dick in the white hut.
I’ve seen this before. That looks like the original.
Really? I need to have my eyes checked. Well... it isn’t a picture that I would hang in my living room but to each his own. LOL!
What about the chip Monks under the tree??
Not that I’m actually *looking* for them, you understand, but offhand I count between thirteen and fourteen.
You are too funny! LOL!!
Imagine what that thing would be like when the winds pick up.
Since they are probably Catholic ... I’m not allowed to comment....
Let’s just say it’s a bit more fun than Where’s Waldo. ;)
Oh yaw, like it’s stopped you before...
I can never find Waldo but I counted seven. I am still looking for the total you had. At this rate, I could be here all night.
Rudy Giuliani had to do the same ting in New York City. The liberals were mocking Christianity.
Rudy Giuliani had to do the same thing in New York City. The liberals were mocking Christianity.
Lol. Just don’t tell your husband what you’re up to.
‘Sweetie? What are you looking at with that magnifying glass?’
‘I’m just trying to see more...I mean, I’m playing Where’s Waldo with certain male...ah, I’m just looking for symbols, dear. Yeah—that’s the ticket—symbols!’
LOL!! Actually, I was thinking if the artists had painted striped shirts and little hats on the symbols... we could find them more easily. I could hear my husband now... “symbols? Is that what the kids are calling them these days?”!”
symbols? Is that what the kids are calling them these days?!
Okay, I’m out. I couldn’t top that line in a month of Sundays. It’s the funniest thing on the thread—thanks for a great laugh!
I have no disrespect for Catholics. I DO take issue when Catholics try to tell me that they are “the one true church.”
I would hope I’m not some infamous Catholic-basher.
I would never tell someone that they have to renounce their Catholic faith or be damned.
Now ... if you pay me $50... I will forgive your sins and intercede with God on your behalf.
Since we have a teen, we are always hearing new words. Some very, very strange so he has gotten use to hearing a word and commenting like that. He does it all the time and it does get annoying. That is something he would say. Enjoy the laugh!!
You don't live and, ummm..., work in Reno by chance??? I know it isn't Salt Lake City or you would have said 10%.
NO, no, no it’s cymbals...
Of the thousands of documentaries that have been done on Ancient Egypt, I have seen only one that correctly and accurately depicted the daily rituals the temple priests would go through and the statuary they used. These rituals included a numvber of statues with very large phallic appendages. The rituals were lengthy and...let's say graphic.
But all that has to be kept out of a Nat Geo show or any other for that matter.
Peepees are dirty. Can't have phallic images on the old TeeVee.
PLEASE! What are you inferring? I am not the Crystal to align your chakras.
This is serious spiritual enterprise here!
Women running through the streets yelling, “It’s raining men ... Hallelujah....” ??
What a couple of dickweeds.
If you think you can forgive my sins of what possible use could you have for $50? I bet you think you can get done in time for fourth meal at Taco Bell. It may take SLIGHTLY longer.
I would hope Im not some infamous Catholic-basher.
Wish I could, with honesty, allay your fears.
This reminds me of liberals who haven’t been truly insulted by me screaming that I have insulted them by talking about their shitty politicians.
Wish I could, with honesty, allay your fears.
“If you think you can forgive my sins of what possible use could you have for $50?”
What a concept. You sound enlightened. I’ll bet you have theses.
I am opposed to fourth meal at Taco Bell. It’s GLUTTONY and that’s one of those deadly sins.
Also ... it’s really crap food.
Religious considerations aside, I will say this for you. You led to the loss of many hours of my life. You posted a link to some game about being ready for the coming Zombie Apocalypse. Well, after playing it for fun, it turns out that I HAD to win. I HAD to find out what was behind that second door. Let’s just say, (1) I did, and (2) it took WAY longer than anticipated.
Dangling phallus ping......
Weird. I thought it was spelled GLUTENY. And it IS a deadly sin to promote and sell crap that sticks to the roof of your mouth before you can swallow it and you have to spend the next 2 hours trying to scrape it out with a plastic spoon. Which gets me to wondering how much you get away with charging to remove the practically unforgivable sins. But then my asking probably makes you think I’m being piggish and you would be casting pearls before swine giving up trade secrets like that. But fire away cause maybe I like pain which you would find out anyways if you take my case and you would know what a GLUTTON for punishment I am so hurt me mama.
I think there are some Free Republic members that really pay attention to everything all Freepers have ever said.
I mostly read the comments, sometimes disagree, but am not about to get all peeved at some Freeper personally because they expressed an opinion I disagree with. I may even say I disagree with them. Mostly, I hope I do it in a respectful manner.
I know that no one here wants to hurt me. In other places, there have been people who actually expressed an interest in physically injuring me.
My comments on this thread I consider to be horsing around.
A sense of humor is a terrible thing to waste. Also ... what was behind the second door?
GLUTENY? Is that like prude?
Prude is a terrible sin, too ... when standing under the Italian phallus tree.
As far as my fee goes, I channeled sages of old and they told me, “Basically, kid ... keep it low and kinda random...don’t want to charge too much, or they’ll never buy...”
Much like Taco Bell determines their prices.
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THE G** DA**ED CHECK IS ALREADY IN THE MAIL!!!
I too know what it’s like to rev a fellow poster up against me. But I’m on my good behavior now, so no worries. ;)
The game honestly had me thinking there would be ice cream and party hats behind that second door. As if.
The door opens and there’s a single chair. Everything goes pitch black for several seconds. When the light comes back up you’re in the chair and you hear a hellacious scream. You see two arms—your own!—and they’re oozing with all the sores and discoloration of a newly infected/created zombie.
The upshot being, when you win—you LOSE.
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