At timestamp 6:56 there is painting shown of what appears to be Jesus measuring a Mandlebrot set. Anyone know what this painting is and what its back story is ?
Someone did a nice restoration of the original here:
Also found some further information at wikipedia:
It’s apparently a miniature from what’s best described as a “picture Bible”, made in the early 13th Century. I’d imagine the artist is unknown. That’s probably supposed to be the chaos out of which the orderly universe was formed. It does have a striking resemblance to a fractal image.
Quite a popular image with Freemasons as well.
Thats the one, thanks.
That’s a very nice restoration, and it shows the writing at the top a lot better.
ICI CRIE DEX CIEL ET TERRE SOLEIL ET LUNE ET TOZ ELEME-
I’m not versed in Old French, but it seems fairly intelligible:
Here creates[proclaims?] God Heaven and Earth Sun and Moon and all [elements].
(Going on the guess that ‘TOZ’ is an ancestor of “tout”)
BTW, is there a database of ‘classical’ paintings that one could enter in some keywords and then have the software generate potential matches?
For instance, type in ‘apple, pear, grape’ and one would get thumbnails of about 2000 still lifes.
Would be a handy thing for some of us with imperfect memory recall . . .
Nitpick: probably plural, “touz” -> “tous”.