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....
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