Part of one of my high school spanish classes dealt mainly with learning about various "spanish" artists in spanish. The first of which was El Greco was probably my favorite. What led me to re-visit this subject was a hand symbol in one his portraits that pops up in a couple other of his paintings and what it's meaning is. My teacher explained it as being a secret sign christians used during their persecution, but that didn't make too much sense to me for a variety of reasons, and it seems to be a mystery still.
http://www.darkfiber.com/pz/chapter1.html This site seems to go quite in detail into the matter. His most notable peculiarity in painting was when depicting religious scenes or figures they'd be normally quite elongated and sometimes downright unnatural looking which drew the ire of some at the time but his natural scenes were depicted in a natural and realistic manner. Included are a couple of triptychs: >A work, such as an altarpiece, consisting of three painted or carved panels that are hinged together. These are attributed to him and are circa 1568. They lack the elongated figures of a lot of his works but pre-date a alot of the ones I found with such features by about 10 years, so they may in fact be his after all, like I said I'm no expert.
I came to find out looking further into it that he, and probably other artists as well, who would paint or sculpt for churches were usually involved in much more than just doing some paintings or frescoes. He did a lot of wooden sculpting and created altars and other decorations for various churches reportedly, but they were wood and none of them apparently survived. Wikipedia says there is a sculpture but I couldn't find a picture of it.
As you can see these works of art are nowhere in the same league with what OP's posted but nevertheless creative and at least on the same level as the anus painter guy's pictures. Well I think these are better than those actually.
>>13792 >it's supposed to be a joke I know. What I wrote was a joke too. I don't know much about Polish prisons but I do know it have to be similar to Hungarian ones where noone gets anything alcoholic.
>>13792 That link doesn't work either. Not in FF, Palemoon and Chromium. First two says wrong mime type which is nonsense it should work with mp4 and webm both but it's don't. Download gives 403 error.
ISIS in Deir ez-Zor got almost rekt, siege is broken.
YPG forces started their own offensive and arrived in north of Deir ez-Zor. >US-Led Coalition ‘Will Not Allow’ Syrian Army To Cross Euphrates River In Deir Ezzor https://twitter.com/southfronteng/status/906624779997765632 wew I except they start fighting with each other soon, maybe even tomorrow, while ISIS will occasionaly bomb a car or a tank on both sides.
ISIS in eastern Homs are getting gradually removed and hopefully soon they will be containet in the east.
There was something about Israel entering Lebanon air space and Syria reacting with anti air defence but sadly I lost link to proofs.
>>13713 Even RT couldn't come up with proofs yet. https://www.rt.com/news/419171-deal-syria-troops-afrin-kurds-deployment/ So they held talks that's for sure, the YPG claims they have a deal, which understandable as they can use the news to delay Turks and their allies. Syrian government said nothing, maybe because they haven't reached agreement yet and time works for them as the longer they delay the Kurds will be more desperate and give in for less. Anyway the region is rightful Syrian clay, so the Turks couldn't enter there without violating Syria's sovereignty. Probably that's why they use their rebel allies as ground forces and they might be just shelling and sending airstrikes (I might be wrong here I dunno what's the Turkish army really do, in the map here >>13707 there's a blue gun in the north east, I don't remember that piece news itself, I also don't know what those Turkish observation points really influence in this situation). For the SAA Afrin could be a new direction toward Idlib. >The offensive will allow some 500,000 displaced Syrians to return to their homes in Afrin Please no, send them to EU, we need more doctors and engineers.
>>13761 Much more interesting is what would Russia do if SAA and Afrin Kurds made deal. Would it confront Turkey directly with air support? I guess not, "big" countries try to avoid others in this conflict, it is serious political thing. Talks between Russia and Turkey in Astana also happened recently and it looks like they have some agreement already.
Will it be independent action of Assad, like SAA+YPG vs FSA+Turkey while others (USA, Russia) watch? Or Turkey will stop in border regions (sometimes it looks like that was the plan) and it will be FSA-only fight?
Those NDF fighters defended the Nubl and Zahraa pocket for years, with Afrin as their only non-hostile borders. From their perspective, this participation is also a form of returning the favor.
It won't be enough, though, as the roaches keep advancing. I've noticed a pattern: they're focusing on securing the border rather than following the most logical invasion route (Jindires->Afrin). Maybe the T*rkish backup plan in the event of a failure is to at least have a buffer zone at the border? Erdogan would then be claim a "victory" due to PKK-tied forces no longer being at his border, which was the casus belli all along.
>>13789 What makes this strange is that Turkey had been diplomatically drifting closer to Russia for a while.
There are more news: East Ghouta is getting bombed hard as a massive offensive begins. To the north, rebels in the Greater Idlib have once again returned to their daily routine of infighting, with the "Syrian Liberation Front" (3-day old merger of Ahrar al-Sham and the al-Zenki movement) attacking HTS.
>>13791 >What makes this strange is that Turkey had been diplomatically drifting closer to Russia for a while.
Turkey-Russia relations are very strange at all. Turks were friendly, then they shot down Russian plane (and this wasn't an accident), then suddenly friendly again. Was Erdogan so afraid after that coup so he is ready to piss NATO allies? Or American support of Kurds angered him so much?
>Maybe the T*rkish backup plan in the event of a failure is to at least have a buffer zone at the border?
I think this was the plan from start. Maybe Turkish army isn't the best army in the world, but they surely could take Afrin in a week or two if they decided to push seriously. Also these sudden observation posts. Pretty shady activities.
>>111642 No, MegaMilk just wanted to poach endchan users to his site (he owns mewch). Keep in mind he asserted that the board was abandoned (>>111578) even though it was clear that to_sha_ki had posted that very same day. MegaMilk is a greedy slimebag who wants to grow his site by taking them from other active sites. Fuck mewch and fuck MegaMilk.